immune reaction
noun see immune response

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  • immune reaction — noun All the changes in a tissue that result from the action of a foreign substance introduced into an organism Syn: immunoreaction …   Wiktionary

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  • immune system disorder — Introduction        Disorders of the immune systemany of various failures in the body s defense mechanisms against infectious organisms (see table (Disorders of the immune system)). Disorders of immunity include immune deficiency diseases, such… …   Universalium

  • Immune response — Any reaction by the immune system. * * * immune response n a bodily response to an antigen that occurs when lymphocytes identify the antigenic molecule as foreign and induce the formation of antibodies and lymphocytes capable of reacting with it… …   Medical dictionary

  • immune response — noun 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 • Syn: ↑immune reaction, ↑immunologic response •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • immune — /i myoohn /, adj. 1. protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation. 2. of or pertaining to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen: immune reaction. 3. exempt or protected: immune from… …   Universalium

  • immune — im•mune [[t]ɪˈmyun[/t]] adj. 1) imu protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation 2) imu of or pertaining to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen: immune reaction[/ex] 3) exempt; protected:… …   From formal English to slang

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