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glossary:active_immunity [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Characterised by action, not passive, not expectant. ​
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 +(Science: [[immunology]]) The condition of being [[immune]], the protection against [[infectious]] [[disease]] conferred either by the immune response generated by immunisation or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors. ​
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 +Origin: L. Immunitas The quality of being unaffected by something; immunity to criticism. An act exempting someone; he was granted immunity from prosecution. The state of not being susceptible;​ unsusceptibility to rust.(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.See active and [[passive immunity]]. ​
  
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