immune response

noun

Definition of immune response

: 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 and rendering it harmless

called also immune reaction

Examples of immune response in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another difference: An ingredient called an adjuvant, that’s made from the bark of a South American tree, is added to help rev up that immune response. Lauran Neergaard, BostonGlobe.com, 19 July 2022 Another difference: An ingredient called an adjuvant, that’s made from the bark of a South American tree, is added to help rev up that immune response. Lauran Neergaard, USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 Another difference: An ingredient called an adjuvant, that’s made from the bark of a South American tree, is added to help rev up that immune response. Lauran Neergaard, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2022 Another difference: An ingredient called an adjuvant, that’s made from the bark of a South American tree, is added to help rev up that immune response. Lauran Neergaard, ajc, 19 July 2022 All biologics work by suppressing your body’s natural immune response. Kate Watson, Allure, 4 July 2022 The latest Omicron subvariant may be a master at evading the immune response our bodies produce from the vaccine or previous COVID-19 infection, but a new study suggests existing booster shots will still help. Bychristine Mui, Fortune, 21 July 2022 Pfizer's omicron-only booster sparked the strongest immune response against that variant. CBS News, 25 June 2022 Moderna’s omicron-targeting vaccine triggered the production of antibodies against the strain’s newest variants, though the immune response was less robust than seen with the original version that emerged late last year. Robert Langreth, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of immune response

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Immune response.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immune%20response. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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immune response

noun

Medical Definition of immune response

: 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 and rendering it harmless

called also immune reaction

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