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glossary:humoral_immunity [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +(Science: immunology) a form of immunity whereby b [[lymphocyte]]s and [[plasma]] cells produce antibodies to foreign agents (antigens) and stimulate t lymphocytes to attack them (cellular immunity). ​
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 +These antibodies also stimulate the release of chemical mediators (for example interferon, complement) which enhance antigen destruction. ​
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 +humoral immunity ​
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 +the componet of the immune system involving antibodies that are secreted by Bcells and circulate as soluble [[protein]]s in [[blood]]. ​
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 +humoral immunity ​
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 +immunity arising from the activity of antibodies directed against [[antigen]]s in the [[tissue]]s,​ also called [[antibody-mediated immunity]] ​
  
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