Definition of Innate immunity
1. Noun. Immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup.
Generic synonyms: Immunity, Resistance
Specialized synonyms: Racial Immunity
Medical Definition of Innate immunity
1. This includes local barriers to infection such as skin, stomach acid, mucous, the cough reflex, enzymes in tears and saliva and skin oils. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Innate immunity
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1. Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops by National Research Council (2006)
"MODULATING innate immunity Innate immune responses are highly conserved across evolution (Abreu and Arditi 2004; Beutler 2004). Until recently, the innate ..."
2. A Manual of the Practice of Medicine by Frederick Taylor (1898)
"The nearest approach to an innate immunity is that of the negro towards yellow fever. In a given race, however, susceptibility varies very much. ..."
3. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Stress-induced sympathetic nervous activation contributes to both suppressed acquired and potentiated innate immunity: The role of splenic NF depletion and ..."
4. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"innate immunity exists before the body is exposed to a pathogen for the first ... For example, the cells involved in innate immunity immediately attack any ..."