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immune

Med protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance

immune

[i′myün]
(immunology)
Safe from attack; protected against a disease by an innate or an acquired immunity.
Pertaining to or conferring immunity.
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Some parts of your immune system, including your skin and mucous membranes, try hard to keep infections out.
Janko Nikolich-Zugieh of the Oregon Health and Science University in Beaverton, Ore., and his colleagues suspected that the immune system plays an important role.
Although knowledge of the immunology of pregnancy has evolved tremendously over the past decade, many unanswered questions remain, such as how immune function is altered during pregnancy and how this alteration may affect susceptibility to and severity of infectious diseases.
Most of the body's supply of these immune system cells is in a quiet, relatively inactive stage most of the time.
(ASX:NAL) that is focussed on the rejuvenation of the immune system, has has entered into a call option to acquire all the share capital of Netherlands- based Bestewil Holding Limited.
This diversity is important in disease progression, as viruses can become less susceptible to control by parts of the immune system, much as they become resistant to drugs.
This initiative will support basic research to define the mechanisms of action by which the innate immune system recognizes and responds to the food and waterborne eukaryotes classified as NIAID Category B priority protozoan pathogens ( Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Toxoplasma, and Microsporidia) (http://www2.
And once they're on your skin or inside your airway, the allergens run into a group of specialized cells and organs, called the immune system.
Ever since cancer and its relationship to the immune system were recognized, there has been interest in using the body's immune system to combat malignant disease.
A vast number of natural products and therapies actively modify or stimulate immune function.
At about the same time, immune studies showed that HIV-specific CD4 T cells could be found, especially in the newly infected and in those treated early after infection.
Yogurt may, in fact, be the ultimate health food by enhancing the immune response in those who eat it regularly.