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response

1. Bridge a bid replying to a partner's bid or double
2. Christianity a short sentence or phrase recited or sung by the choir or congregation in reply to the officiant at a church service
3. Electronics the ratio of the output to the input level, at a particular frequency, of a transmission line or electrical device
4. any pattern of glandular, muscular, or electrical reactions that arises from stimulation of the nervous system

response

[ri′späns]
(communications)
(control systems)
A quantitative expression of the output of a device or system as a function of the input. Also known as system response.
(statistics)
The value of some measurable quantity after a treatment has been applied.
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He received immunostimulant drugs, interferon, Chinese medicine, and cryotherapy, but with no efficacy.
Herbs, which also act as immunostimulant, stimulate the innate defense mechanisms and provide protection in fishes (Pandey et al.
When given in the form of traditional or indigenous preparations gold shows immunostimulant activity on macrophage functions in contrast to the immunosuppressive effects of AN.
However, long-term administration of these agents likely results in the decrease of the immunostimulant effect and does not always promote disease resistance (Sakai, 1999).
Free radicals weaken the immune system [35]; hence the antioxidant effect of extract and fractions could be linked to its immunostimulant activities.
Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP), Green Tea Extract (EGCG), and Reishi mushroom each offer valuable antioxidant, immunostimulant and anti-metastatic activity, but are even more effective when united in this synergistic blend.
In 2010, we published an opinion on steviosides, stevia extracts purified to at least 97%, and we discovered immunostimulant effects and modulatory activities on inflammation.
A chitosan derivative, glycated chitosan (GC), has been used as an immunostimulant for cancer treatment in laser immunotherapy.