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Immune response

Immune response

(Science: immunology) 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. 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.An immune system response due to the presence of a particular foreign antigen, such as bacteria, fungi or virus.


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... phase 1 of treatment, the expectation would be that the patient’s own immune response will be fighting the bio-agent and so the course of the infection must be monitored ...

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by PsycoCarrot
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm
 
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