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active immunity

Definition of the noun active immunity

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  1. a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: acquired immunity = immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Health (2003)

by David Worthington

Active immunity is achieved bytheartificial introductionintothe ...

Google previewThe CPM Dictionary (2004)

The Single Source for Acronyms, Terms, and Abbreviations in Business Continuity, Security and Emergency Management by Paul Kirvan

Active: See also Active Immunity Immunity, Natural: Sec also Natural Immunity Immunity, Passive: See also Passive Immunity Immunity, Specific: See also Specific Immunity Immunization: Protection of susceptible individuals from ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

An animal can acquire immunity to infectious disease by passive or active immunization, active immunity. resistance to disease effected by the production of antibodies by an organism, usually in response to antigens peculiar to a specific ...

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

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

active immunity, a form of long-term, acquired immunity; it protects the body ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Active immunity is achieved when the body's own cells produce and continue to produce appropriate antibodies in response to an infection or to artificial stimulation by the use of treated antigens to stimulate the body to produce its own ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2011)

by James M. Rippe

Although weakened, these vaccines replicate in the immunized patient, generating an immune response to produce antigen-specific antibodies and active immunity. These vaccines may produce mild symptoms but rarely cause serious ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

active immunity . the resistance of an organism to disease due to the production of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

adult Immunization amphetamines anabolic Steroids antibiotics acquired Immunity active Immunity activities of Daily living (aDls) aerospace Medicine african american health aIDS, living with air Pollution alcohol Consumption allele allopathy ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

Active immunity tends to be longlasting (see immunological memory); passive immunity is short-lived. See also autoimmunity; natural killer cell. 2. The condition induced in plants in response to infection by pathogens. Two broad lines of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

Active immunity arises when the body produces antibodies against an invading foreign substance (antigen), either through infection or *immunization. Humoral immunity is when B lymphocytes produce free antibodies that circulate in the ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

active immunity is acquired, naturally during an infection or artificially by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases (2003)

by Dana K. Cassell, Noel R. Rose

active immunity Immunity produced by the body in response to stimulation by a disease- causing organism (naturally acquired active immunity) or by a vaccine (artificially acquired active immunity). acute- phase proteins ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2001)

by Edward Boden

Active immunity may be artificially produced by inoculating an animal ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Active immunity arises when the body's own cells produce, and remain able to produce, appropriate antibodies following an attack of a disease or deliberate stimulation (see immunization). Passive immunity, which is only short-lived, ...

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