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Artificially acquired active immunity

Definition

noun

An active immunity acquired by vaccination (i.e. the injection of vaccine containing active antigens to prevent the development of the disease in the future).


Supplement

Active immunity involves the production of antibodies by lymphocytes and renders relatively longer immunity (compared to passive immunity). Active immunity may be acquired by natural or artificial means.


Compare: naturally acquired active immunity

See also: active immunity


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