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.
Immune senescence involves the gradual loss of function of both of these components called the (1) innate and the (2) adaptive branches. (26,27) Normally, both branches of the immune system work closely together, with the innate immune system taking the initial lead in defending the body against infection.
Patt, "Two-level Adaptive Branch Prediction," Proc.
Patt, "Alternative Implementations of Two-level Adaptive Branch Prediction," Proc.
Research into this phenomenon, known as immunosenescence, has shown that aging alters both the innate and adaptive branches of the immune system.
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