acquired immunity


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acquired immunity

[ə′kwīrd ə′myün·ə·dē]
(immunology)
Resistance to a microbial or other antigenic substance taken on by a naturally susceptible individual; may be either active or passive.
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Innate immunity has evolved over millions of years and, unlike acquired immunity, is identical in all humans.
Indeed, many immunological parameters are often markedly different in elderly compared to young people, and some, mostly circumstantial, evidence suggests that retained function of both innate and acquired immunity in the elderly is correlated with health status.
Medical records were analysed and the women divided into two groups - those who were vaccinated against measles as children, and those who had acquired immunity from catching measles when they were younger.
Honey is commended in its raw form but there are some lab-tested patented formulas that proved to be move effective as a way for enhancing acquired immunity, he added.
Immunologists, microbial geneticists, cell and molecular biologists, and other scientists from around the world outline the biology underlying different phagocyte lineages, the properties and functions of the phagosome, the link between innate and acquired immunity, the development of specific cellular and humoral immune responses, and different infection models and how the phagocytes respond to control the infection and improve protective immunity.
In severely malnourished patients, both acquired immunity like lymphocyte functions as well as innate host defense mechanisms like macrophages and granulocytes are affected.
The first 2 factors most likely reflect partial control of parasitemia by acquired immunity.
The ability of any animal species to resist foreign invaders and recover from disease is a result of both innate and acquired immunity.
A disease-acquired herd immunity level for this locality was deduced from the results of computations with different levels of initial acquired immunity.
The problem with acquired immunity arises when outside entities develop a resistance to the antibodies.
If people are being exposed to wastewater pathogens but do not get sick because of acquired immunity, are we protecting public health?
There is also the uncertainty about whether the low older adult mortality in the 1918--1920 pandemic was produced by acquired immunity from the pandemics of the mid-19th century.

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