natural immunity


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natural immunity

n
(Medicine) immunity with which an individual is born, which has a genetic basis
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Noun1.natural immunity - immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
immunity, resistance - (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
racial immunity - natural immunity shared by all members of a particular race
References in classic literature ?
They were at a loss to know whether he had been scalped in battle, or enjoyed a natural immunity from that belligerent infliction.
Natural immunity does not seem to occur since there is almost no recovery of AIDS patients.
Natural immunity also includes the antibodies that pass to the child from the mother via the placenta.
That cycling, commonly called leakage by poultry producers and veterinarians, allows the development of natural immunity against the disease, the veterinarian explained.
He stated that the vaccine has been tried on several kinds of fish and proved effective in helping fish develop natural immunity against parasites and harmful bacteria and prevent the spread of the infections in water ponds.
Many people who had been exposed to viruses in the past had built up a natural immunity to this year's strain and survived.
Ackerman had thought hogs would have a natural immunity to PEDv for three years after being infected because that is the case for a similar disease called Transmissible Gastroenteritis.
Most of us might question whether these methods can ever equal the God-given natural immunity produced by healthy living.
A major advantage is that while fighting the virus the drug allows strong natural immunity to develop.
Therefore, the Pycnogenol and vitamin C interaction demonstrated improved natural immunity due to the synergistic antioxidant effect of the combination.
Some natural immunity is conferred via the mothers' colostrum, and at Berth Ddu, newborn calves suckle the dam for one day and are fed colostrum until day three.
Classic vaccines in the market mimics natural immunity against reinfection seen in individuals who recovered from infection.