acquired immunity


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acquired immunity

n.
Immunity obtained either from the development of antibodies in response to exposure to an antigen, as from vaccination or an attack of an infectious disease, or from the transmission of antibodies, as from mother to fetus through the placenta or the injection of antiserum.

acquired immunity

n
(Pathology) the immunity produced by exposure of an organism to antigens, which stimulates the production of antibodies
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Noun1.acquired immunity - immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during lifeacquired immunity - 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
immunity, resistance - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
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 (as by injection of antiserum)
Translations

ac·quired im·mu·ni·ty

n. inmunidad adquirida desarrollada desde el nacimiento por la transmisión de anticuerpos, o por el desarrollo de estos como respuesta a un antígeno.
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This may be advantageous since such food could work in synergy with already acquired immunity to mitigate the infection.
Acquired immunity components include B lymphocytes, a major defense against infections and T lymphocytes responsible to proliferation of antigen.
By then, however,Zardari had been sworn in as president and therefore enjoyed acquired immunity under Article 248 of the Constitution.
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Until now, only serotypes 4 and 16 have ever been recorded in Cyprus and because of acquired immunity there have been no cases of clinical symptoms in decades.
This communication discusses by which means immune nutrients can be used to modulate innate and acquired immunity associated with critical illness.
However, every decade or so a more virulent strain may arise due to antigenic shift (associated with a reassortment of genes coding for the HA and NA surface proteins), leading to sustained escape from acquired immunity to influenza present in the general population and resulting in a more profound pathology with high case fatality rates.
Acquired immunity allows the body to respond more rapidly and with greater force to second and subsequent exposures to the same pathogen, and forms the basis of vaccination.
Vaccination against infectious diseases is a special form of acquired immunity.
Acquired immunity occurs among native populations in countries where malaria is endemic, after multiple, repeated infections over many years.
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The children acquired immunity to malaria with increasing age and exposures to malaria infection that maintained asymptomatic infections.

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