immune reaction


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Synonyms for immune reaction

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

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Cell damage, either by microbial toxins or injury, sets off the immune reaction that leads to severe sepsis.
A novel approach to therapy for the disease now shifts the priority from quelling the immune reaction to rebuilding the epithelial layer.
Some of the reactions appear to be an immune response, yet we do not know who is most likely to have an immune reaction to a tattoo.
sid=cb4cce15-36d2-4539-8bdf-6fd2dbcbec2c) immune reaction instead of virus behaviour.
The team has begun a larger study to see if the results hold up, and plans to study whether the same kind of immune reaction may play a role in other kinds of surgery, such as abdominal operations.
A protein previously believed to play a role solely in blood clotting acts as a negative feedback signal, telling defense cells to calm down, thereby preventing an immune reaction from spiraling out of control.
The Th17 "helper" T-cells pumped out chemical signals that can trigger an extreme immune reaction.
Sandwiches, scones and cakes that are free of gluten, which triggers an immune reaction in sufferers, will be on offer at Hearsall Lane Baptist Church in Queensland Avenue, Chapelfields, on Saturday, May 19.
It is caused by an aberrant immune reaction that kills cells in the pancreas, requiring the patient to receive insulin injections.
For example, many laboratories now realize that identical multiple bands in both CSF and serum (mirror pattern) may indicate a systemic immune reaction rather than typical multiple sclerosis.
In a study into DRESS, also sometimes known as Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DIHS), French scientists found the condition is actually an immune reaction prompted when a dormant virus is reactivated and the body's fighter T cells go into overdrive to fight it.
The ultimate aim is to breed genetically modified animals whose organs will not trigger an extreme immune reaction when transplanted into humans.
One theory is that cot death results from babies being unable to produce a proper immune reaction to bacteria in their upper airways.
The men were hit by an uncontrolled immune reaction after being given an experimental drug designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.
Scientists suspect that TRALI, which occurs when people have an adverse immune reaction triggered by antibodies in donor blood, is caused by blood from people who have been exposed to a variety of blood groups.