This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.
glossary:active_immunity [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
|Line 1:||Line 1:|
|+||Characterised by action, not passive, not expectant. |
|+||(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. |
|+||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]]. |