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Synonyms for immunity

resistance to


  • resistance to
  • protection from
  • resilience to
  • inoculation against
  • immunization from


  • exposure to
  • susceptibility to
  • liability to
  • vulnerability to
  • openness to
  • proneness to

Synonyms for immunity

Synonyms for immunity

the state of not being susceptible

(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

the quality of being unaffected by something

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The role of mammalian antimicrobial peptides and proteins in awakening of innate host defenses and adaptive immunity.
Out of these cells, macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs) are playing a significant role in innate immunity, in recognition and in the induction of strong adaptive immunity against intracellular bacteria such as Brucella spp (Baldwin and Goenka, 2006; Olsen et al.
These researchers demonstrated that, in the absence of the development of adaptive immunity, FLG-deficient mice had spontaneous, AD-like skin inflammation but did not progress to compromised lung function.
Immunology:Complement system, Innate and adaptive immunity, clinical immunology, Basic principles and application of immunological and serological techniques.
The adaptive immunity, on the other hand, is more of an antigen-specific response, triggered only when the innate immune system has failed to overwhelm the infection.
24,25) With the development of infection, the clearance of HBV-infected hepatocytes by adaptive immunity correlates with elevated levels of IFN-[gamma] and TNF-[alpha] in the liver, (2) which could be produced by activated NK cells.
Contributors to this issue of ARCR lay the groundwork for understanding the multilayered interactions between alcohol and immune function by presenting an overview of the immune system (see the article by Spiering) and by reviewing current research on the effects of alcohol on innate immunity (see the article by Nagy) and on adaptive immunity (see the article by Pasala and colleagues).
2) Adaptive immunity, with its heavy reliance on T-cells, begins to fade surprisingly early in life.
The first twenty-five chapters cover the science of immunity, including innate and adaptive immunity, cytokines and chemokines, biology of white blood cells and other immune cells, genetics and receptor mediation of immune response.
Many scientists maintain that allergy results only when another side of defense called adaptive immunity runs amok.
Comparison of the properties of the innate and adaptive immune systems Innate immunity Adaptive immunity * First line in host defence * Second line in host defence * Generally lacks specificity * Highly specific for a particular pathogen i.
8 Thus in the polar aspects of leprosy we have arrived at a molecular definition of the essence of protective adaptive immunity versus failed immunological anergy.
Steinman was honoured for "his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.
Steinman "speculated that it could be important in the immune system and went on to test whether dendritic cells could activate T cells, a cell type that has a key role in adaptive immunity," said the Nobel committee.
of Rockefeller University, New York City for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.
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