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IgA

Immunology
1.
immunoglobulin A: a class of antibodies predominant in respiratory and alimentary tract secretions and in saliva and tears, functioning as the body's first line of defense against invading foreign substances especially by neutralizing viral antigens and by preventing the adherence of bacteria to mucous membrane surfaces.
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1960-1965
1960-65
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  • Cortisol also inhibits IgA in serum, as it does igm, but not ige.
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