HyperDic: immune_response

English > 1 sense of the expression immune response:
NOUNactimmune response, immune reaction, immunologic responsea bodily / bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen
English > immune response: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA bodily / 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.
Synonymsimmune reaction, immunologic response
Categorybacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
fungusAn organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
PartscomplementOne of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
Narroweranamnestic response, anamnestic reactionrenewed rapid production of an antibody on the second (or subsequent) encounter with the same antigen
cell-mediated immune responseAn immune response (chiefly against viral or fungal invasions or transplanted tissue) that involves T cells
complement fixationAn immune response in which an antigen-antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen-antibody combination)
humoral immune responseAn immune response (chiefly against bacterial invasion) that is mediated by B cells
Broaderreaction, responseA bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
Adjectivesautoimmuneof or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body

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