Definition of Immune response

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 response

1. Noun. (immunology) The body's integrated response to an antigen, mediated by lymphocytes. ¹

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Medical Definition of Immune response

1. Alteration in the reactivity of an organisms immune system in response to an antigen, in vertebrates, this may involve antibody production, induction of cell-mediated immunity, complement activation or development of immunological tolerance. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immune Response

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
immune response (current term)
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 response

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

1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"A few antigens, however, are capable of rousing large classes of T cells, setting off an immune response so massive that it is harmful. ..."

2. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"Depressed immune response in burn patients: use of monoclonal antibodies and ... Cellular immune response in Tunisian children with severe infantile ..."

3. Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops by National Research Council (2006)
"An infectious disease can occur only in a susceptible host, with susceptibility being a function of the effectiveness of the immune response. ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"The following IDS have been studied and reported in the literature: time-dependent sensitization (TDS), immune response to antigen (IRA), kindling, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... of the rabbit antibody against mouse kappa chains to mouse kappa molecules in the cultures prevents the stimulation of an immune response by antigen. ..."

6. 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)
"Impact of Nutritional Deficiencies and Psychological Stress on the Innate Immune Response and Viral Pathogenesis John F. Sheridan, Patricia A. Sheridan, ..."

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