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immune response

Line breaks: im¦mune re|sponse

Definition of immune response in English:

noun

The reaction of the cells and fluids of the body to the presence of a substance which is not recognized as a constituent of the body itself.
Example sentences
  • In the realm of immunology, substances that cause immune responses or allergic reactions are known as antigens.
  • They then migrate to lymph nodes to initiate an immune response in the T cell areas.
  • The body uses humoral and cellular immune responses to reject a transplanted graft.

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