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Acquired Immunity

Definition of the noun acquired immunity

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noun

  1. immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: immunity / resistance = the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    • more specific terms:
      • active immunity = a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens
      • passive immunity = an impermanent form of acquired immunity in which antibodies against a disease are acquired naturally (as through the placenta to an unborn child) or artificially

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Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Only human beings and other animals with backbones have acquired immunity. With this kind of...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Immunity is achieved by an individual through one of three routes natural or innate immunity genetically inherited or acquired through maternal antibody, acquired immunity conferred after contact with a disease, and artificial immunity after a ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acquired immunity, any form of immunity that is not innate and is obtained during life. It may be naturally or artificially acquired and actively or passively induced. Naturally acquired immunity is obtained by ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

Acquired immunity is that which derivesfrom thebody surviving an attack by a certain ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

acquired immunity, any form of immunity that is not innate and is obtained during life.

Naturally acquired immunity is obtained by the development of antibodies resulting from an attack of infectious disease or by the transmission of antibodies ...

Google previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

immunity, acquired See acquired immunity. immunity, active humoral See active humoral immunity. immunity, passive humoral See passive humoral immunity. immunization A ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Actively acquired immunity results from an attack of some disease from which the animal has recovered. It is probable that most diseases confer a certain amount of immunity, but this varies greatly. It may be lifelong, or virtually so, as in POX, ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

See also ACQUIRED IMMUNITY; ACTIvE ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Acquired immunity is achieved ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

acquired immunity, any form of immunity that is not innate and is obtained during life as a result of the development of antibodies in response to an antigen. It may be naturally or artificially acquired and ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Actively acquired immunity results from an attack of some disease from which the animal has recovered. It is probable that most diseases confer a certain amount of immunity, but this varies greatly. It may be lifelong, or virtually so, as in POX, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acquired immunity, any form of immunity that is not innate and is obtained during life as a result of the development of antibodies in response to an antigen. It may be naturally or artificially acquired and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2005)

by Michel Hersen

Acquired Immunity The role of the acquired immune system is to identify and eliminate specific antigens in the body. In contrast to innate immunity, acquired immunity involves a specific cascade of reactions to a particular antigen, and the ...

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