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immune response

any of the body's immunologic reactions to an antigen.
Origin of immune response
1950-55 Unabridged
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  • But it is certainly provocative that a mental disorder can result from a lingering immune response.
  • Microbes trigger immune response that suppresses infections.
  • For one thing, glia are the main movers in the immune response in the brain.
  • Another theory posits that the gut leakage triggers a harmful immune response.
  • The presence of a fever is usually related to stimulation of the body's immune response.
  • Fatalities can result via direct toxicity or via excess immune response to the toxin release.
  • C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation, an immune response that normally helps your body fight off infection.
  • As a result, the squirrels probably still require some immune response.
  • It is interesting that the brain may stimulate an immune response, probably from the pituitary or the glia cells directly.
  • Unfortunately, the cure was not permanent: the bad immune response returned.
British Dictionary definitions for immune response

immune response

the reaction of an organism's body to foreign materials (antigens), including the production of antibodies
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immune response in Medicine

immune response n.
An integrated bodily response to an antigen, especially one mediated by lymphocytes and involving recognition of antigens by specific antibodies or previously sensitized lymphocytes.

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immune response in Science
immune response
A protective response of the body's immune system to an antigen, especially a microorganism or virus that causes disease. The immune response involves the action of lymphocytes that deactivate antigens either by stimulating the production of antibodies (humoral immune response) or by a direct attack on foreign cells (cell-mediated immune response.) An inability to produce a normal immune response results in immunodeficiency diseases such as AIDS. See also cell-mediated immune response, humoral immune response.

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