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'''Definition'''
  
(Science: immunology) [[A]] [[Process]] that [[Increases]] an [[Organisms]] [[Reaction]] [[To]] [[Antigen]] and therefore improves its [[Ability]] [[To]] [[Resist]] [[Or]] [[Overcome]] [[Infection]].
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(Science: [[Technique]]) [[A]] [[Technique]] used [[To]] [[Induce]] [[Immune]] [[Resistance]] [[To]] [[A]] [[Specific disease]] [[In]] [[Humans]] ([[Or]] other mammals) by exposing the [[Individual]] [[To]] an [[Antigen]] [[In]] [[Order]] [[To]] [[Raise]] [[Antibodies]] [[To]] that [[Antigen]].
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A [[process]] which renders to [[organism]] [[immunity]] to a specific [[disease]] by exposing the [[organism]] to an [[antigen]] to promote the [[production]] of [[antibodies]] to a particular [[antigen]].
The act of making [[Immune]] (especially by inoculation).The [[Artificial]] administering of an [[Antigen]] [[Into]] an [[Organism]], usually killed [[Or]] severely weakened so that the  [[Immune systems]] [[ 
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[[Innoculation]] is the former term for the [[artificial]] administering of a killed or attenuated [[antigen]] to an [[organism]] to induce the [[immune system]] to develop [[antibodies]] for that [[antigen]] so that subsequent [[exposure]] to live [[antigen]] will activate the already existing [[antibodies]] to [[combat]] it.
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''Variant:'' [[immunization]]
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''See also:'' [[antigen]], [[antibody]]

Latest revision as of 09:28, 1 February 2010

Definition

noun

A process which renders to organism immunity to a specific disease by exposing the organism to an antigen to promote the production of antibodies to a particular antigen.


Supplement

Innoculation is the former term for the artificial administering of a killed or attenuated antigen to an organism to induce the immune system to develop antibodies for that antigen so that subsequent exposure to live antigen will activate the already existing antibodies to combat it.


Variant: immunization

See also: antigen, antibody

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