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Humoral immunity

Humoral immunity
(Science: immunology) a form of immunity whereby b lymphocytes and plasma cells produce antibodies to foreign agents (antigens) and stimulate t lymphocytes to attack them (cellular immunity).
These antibodies also stimulate the release of chemical mediators (for example interferon, complement) which enhance antigen destruction.
humoral immunity
the componet of the immunie system involving antibodies that are secreted by Bcells and circulate as soluble proteins in blood.
humoral immunity
immunity arising from the activity of antibodies directed against antigens in the tissues, also called antibody mediated immunity

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