cell-mediated
adjective Date: 1967 relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells

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  • cell-mediated — cell me·di·at·ed sel .mēd ē .āt əd adj relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells and esp. cytotoxic T cells rather than by antibodies secreted by B cells <cell mediated immunity>… …   Medical dictionary

  • cell-mediated — adjective : relating to or being the part of immunity or the immune response that is mediated primarily by T cells and especially cytotoxic T cells rather than by antibodies secreted by B cells cell mediated immunity cell mediated reactions… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell-mediated — adjective Physiology (of immunity) involving the action of white blood cells. Often contrasted with humoral …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cell-mediated immunity — is an immune response that does not involve antibodies or complement but rather involves the activation of macrophages, natural killer cells (NK), antigen specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in response to an… …   Wikipedia

  • cell-mediated immunity — /sel mee dee ay tid/, Immunol. immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell-mediated cytotoxicity — cytolysis of a target cell by effector lymphocytes, such as cytotoxic T lymphocytes or NK cells; it may be antibody dependent (see antibody dependent cell mediated c.) or independent, as in certain type IV hypersensitivity reactions (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

  • cell-mediated immunity — noun Immunity as a result of a cell mediated immune response …   Wiktionary

  • cell-mediated immune response — cellular immune response See: T cell mediated immune response …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • cell-mediated immunity — cell′ me diated immu′nity n. imu immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of T cells, involving the direct destruction of viruses, foreign particles, etc Compare antibody mediated immunity • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • cell-mediated immunity — (CMI), cellular immunity immunity mediated by T lymphocytes either through release of lymphokines or through exertion of direct cytotoxicity, transmissible by transfer of lymphocytes but not serum; it includes type IV hypersensitivity reactions,… …   Medical dictionary

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