Definition of Immune reaction

1. Noun. A bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen.

Definition of Immune reaction

1. Noun. All the changes in a tissue that result from the action of a foreign substance introduced into an organism ¹

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Medical Definition of Immune reaction

1. Antigen-antibody reaction indicating a certain degree of resistance, usually in reference to the 36-to 48-hour reaction in vaccination against smallpox; because the degree of resistance indicated by the reaction is not true immunity and may disappear relatively rapidly there is a tendency to refer to the immune reaction as an allergic reaction. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Immune Reaction

immune complex nephritis
immune deficiency
immune deviation
immune electron microscopy
immune gamma globulin
immune globulin
immune haemolysin
immune haemolysis
immune inflammation
immune interferon
immune opsonin
immune paralysis
immune precipitation
immune protein
immune reaction (current term)
immune response
immune response genes
immune responses
immune sera
immune serum
immune serum globulin
immune suppressant drug
immune suppression
immune surveillance
immune system
immune systems
immune thrombocytopenia
immune thrombocytopenic purpura
immune tolerance

Literary usage of Immune reaction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"If the amount of immunity remaining is great, we get the immune reaction. ... The accelerated reaction is intermediate between the immune reaction and ..."

2. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... were the first to maintain and defend successfully the theory that what we really had in anaphylaxis was nothing but an immune reaction. ..."

3. Surgical After-treatment by Le Roi Goddard Crandon, Albert Ehrenfried (1912)
"Inasmuch as, in response to infections by all pathogenic bacteria, opsonin is a factor in the immune reaction, we expect the measurement of the opsonic ..."

4. Paper work of the Medical Department of the United States Army: A Guide for by Ralph Waldo Webster (1918)
"The result of vaccination against smallpox will be record- ed as immune reaction, vaccinata, vaccinia or unsuccessful. The immune reaction appears as an ..."

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