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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In the randomised cohort, rates of virologic suppression and immunologic response increased from Week 48 to Week 96 in this difficult-to-treat population with multidrug resistant HIV-1.
"We are extremely excited that we were able to show a robust immunologic response at a dose that is one-tenth the amount of other organisations' CMV vaccine candidates," commented Jeff Baxter, president and CEO of VBI.
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It has been suggested that a postzygotic somatic mutation followed by an immunologic response directed at these clonal cells may be the cause [11, 15].
Its pathogenicity results from a combination of spirochete replication and immunologic response.
It may be an inflammatory response triggered by extrinsic agents, an inflammatory response secondary to T-cell dyscrasia, or an immune complex-mediated hypersensitivity.[sup][1] The most widely accepted hypothesis invokes an immunologic response to a variety of antigens, including microbial pathogens, certain drugs, and vaccinations.[sup][1]
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Similarly, in 1985, Harris et al postulated that exposure of the ipsilateral inner ear during tumor excision may result in a systemic immunologic response, causing damage to the opposite membranous labyrinth.
We suppose that the permeability across the blood brain barrier was increased by an infectious disease (acute pharyngitis) in the presented case and triggered the remarkable immunologic response. The problem remains what is the molecular support of such an important cerebral event.
Corrinne Keet, assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, defined allergies as an immunologic response to a food, as opposed to an intolerance.