immunologic response


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Noun1.immunologic response - a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
anamnestic reaction, anamnestic response - renewed rapid production of an antibody on the second (or subsequent) encounter with the same antigen
humoral immune response - an immune response (chiefly against bacterial invasion) that is mediated by B cells
cell-mediated immune response - an immune response (chiefly against viral or fungal invasions or transplanted tissue) that involves T cells
complement fixation - an immune response in which an antigen-antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen-antibody combination)
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
complement - one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
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Therefore, treatment techniques such as immunotherapy have been used to activate the immunologic response to HPV.
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Laser immunotherapy was developed to induce such an immunologic response.
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Indeed, the immunologic response in that group as measured by milk-specific immunoglobulin G4 and basophils and skin prick wheal size showed changes that "looked very much like someone who's gone on some form of immunotherapy," co-author Dr.
Food allergies are an abnormal immunologic response following the ingestion of a certain food, and food intolerances are an adverse reaction to a specific food produced by a non-immunologic mechanism, for example both peanut allergies and red wine sensitivities can trigger painful symptoms, such as stomach cramps or headaches in some individuals.
These cooled cells induce the formation of micro-crystals that trigger an immunologic response that results in fat removal.
The company said that the vectors circumvent neutralizing antibodies in order to generate the desired immunologic response.