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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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It was too late now, but he wished he had had the forethought to get Merlin to put up a magic prescription for him, rendering him immune to dragon-bites.
He discovered why he had seen no babes or children among the Caspakian tribes with which he had come in contact; why each more northerly tribe evinced a higher state of development than those south of them; why each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental characteristics from the highest of the next lower race to the lowest of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves morning for an hour or more in the warm pools near which the habitations of their people always were located; and, too, he discovered why those pools were almost immune from the attacks of carnivorous animals and reptiles.
The unfailing Ransome with the uneasy heart, immune, serene, and active, was getting ready for the early coffee for the men.
Most of the body's supply of these immune system cells is in a quiet, relatively inactive stage most of the time.
A new study suggests that flu patients' immune systems played a surprising role.
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.
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.
Why does the immune system lose strength when people grieve the loss of a loved one?
His enemy: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), the fatal disease caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).