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anamnestic Syllabification: an·am·nes·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌanəmˈnestik/

Definition of anamnestic in English:


Denoting an enhanced reaction of the body’s immune system to an antigen that is related to an antigen previously encountered.
Example sentences
  • Sensitizer-induced asthma requires a latency period, is immunologic, manifesting an anamnestic response by definition, and is marked by specific airway responsiveness upon appropriate challenge with the causative agent.
  • The authors found that although antibody levels decline within three to four years after the vaccination regimen is completed, there is a high anamnestic response to an HbsAg challenge as well as a very low incidence of HBV infection.
  • This rapid platelet decrease suggests an anamnestic response (i.e. a rapid immune response to new antigens by an already primed immune system).
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