active immunity

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a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens

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Active immunity relies on vaccines to build immunity in the birds.
Characterization of function of RANKL, and its receptors namely, receptor activator of nuclear factor-[kappa]B (RANK) and osteoprotegrein (OPG) has contributed significantly to osteoimmunology with respect to interplay between active immunity and maintenance of bone homeostasis.
There are three types of immunity in the human body: active immunity, passive immunity, and hybrid immunity.
Active immunity occurs when an individual's own body makes activated lymphocytes to a particular antigen; therefore, the host's immune system plays an active role in responding to the antigen.
Undetermined and requiring study is whether active immunity might be protective through an anamnestic response.