immune response(redirected from secondary immune response)
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immune response[i′myün ri‚späns]
The physiological responses stemming from activation of the immune system by antigens, consisting of a primary response in which the antigen is recognized as foreign and eliminated, and a secondary response to subsequent contact with the same antigen.
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