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glossary:immune_response [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Any reaction by the [[immune system]].|
|+||(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]]. |