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 Significant amounts of virus in this region, along with inflammation caused by the immune response, can reduce the amount of oxygen in the blood and increase the risk of death, the study suggests. Julie Washington, cleveland, 8 June 2021 Research participants will have no fewer than six in-person visits across two years, and during some of those, Norton said, blood will be drawn to look at immune response. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 Diving even deeper into the immune response, the researchers found that signaling from a specific type of protein seems to be responsible for the specific response of the macrophages. Mike Wehner, BGR, 3 June 2021 That can lead to a host of health problems, and the inflammation brought on by this immune response can contribute to a wide array of symptoms. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 2 June 2021 Current treatments are crude and involve tamping down specific areas of the mistaken immune response -- something that can leave patients with autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis vulnerable to infection. Maggie Fox, CNN, 1 June 2021 The agency closely monitors all astronaut health, including immune response, and to be sure its corps remains largely healthy in orbit due to strict exercise, sleep and nutrition protocols. Elizabeth Howell, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Murphy said that in exceedingly rare circumstances, some of the vaccines have triggered adverse reactions thought to be related to an immune response. Washington Post, 14 May 2021 But even without knowing how the variant reacts to vaccines or the body’s immune response, scientists say the double mutant has the potential to drive other infections around the world. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021

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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 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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