Definition of Immune system

1. Noun. A system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response.

Definition of Immune system

1. Noun. (anatomy immunology) The system that differentiates self from non-self and protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing an immune response. It includes organs such as the thymus, the spleen and lymph nodes; tissue such as bone marrow, and lymphoid tissues such as the tonsils; cells such as lymphocytes including the B cells and T cells, and cell products such as antibodies. ¹

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Medical Definition of Immune system

1. The body system, made up of many organs and cells, that defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. The immune system is often stimulated in specific ways to fight cancer cells. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immune System

immune interferon
immune opsonin
immune paralysis
immune precipitation
immune protein
immune reaction
immune response
immune response genes
immune responses
immune sera
immune serum
immune serum globulin
immune suppressant drug
immune suppression
immune surveillance
immune system (current term)
immune systems
immune thrombocytopenia
immune thrombocytopenic purpura
immune tolerance
immunisation therapy

Literary usage of Immune system

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1. Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops by National Research Council (2006)
"However, one difficulty in developing new strategies to augment the host immune system to prevent or treat infectious diseases lies in the nature of the ..."

2. An International Perspective on Advancing Technologies And Strategies for by Bgh, National Research Council (2005)
"The immune system is particularly vulnerable to the numerous evasion strategies that microorganisms utilize; as the development of a lethal form of the ..."

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