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Immunization

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: immunisation

See also: antigen, antibody


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Human immune system response to trypanosomes

... weeks to make an antibody for an antigen it has come into contact for the first time. If it comes into contact with the same antibody, secondary immunization occurs: the response takes about a week, and is about 100 times more powerful. The trick with antigenic drift is that the body keeps making ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:44 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Human immune system response to trypanosomes
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Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:39 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... on the House Government Reform Committee for leaping to conclusions about autism and vaccinations. "Why should we scare people about immunization," Waxman pointed out at one hearing, "until we know the facts?" It was only after reading the Simpsonwood transcripts, studying ...

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by tamtam
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:35 pm
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Nite is correct. Technically immunization is to be made immune and this can happen by natural methods. If you get chicken pox, you are then immune to them in the future. So you are immunized against chicken pox. The confusion is probably ...

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by pdavis68
Mon May 22, 2006 3:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunity
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Humans- Nature Vs Culture

... their velvet will rub on cottonwood trees because the bark has a natural form of aspirin. Many animals, including us, have a natural method of immunization; eating boogers, yes boogers. These are all behaviors selected for because they increase fitness. How, then, can you call the practice ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Humans- Nature Vs Culture
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