adaptive branch

adaptive branch

[ə′dap·tiv ′branch]
(control systems)
A branch instruction in the computer program controlling a robot that may lead the robot to execute a series of instructions, depending on external conditions.
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Extracts of the herb Cistanche primarily boost the highly modulated adaptive branch of the immune system responsible for longer-term, more specific responses to threats and provide swift responses when you are re-exposed to a threat your body has "seen" previously.
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By its ability to activate caspase-1 with the resultant induction of IL-1beta), talabostat can stimulate the production of cytokines and chemokines that are known to promote anti-tumor responses by both the innate branch of the immune system involving neutrophils, macrophages and natural killer cells, and the adaptive branch involving tumor-specific T lymphocytes.
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