Dictionary > Neutralization

Neutralization

Definition
noun
(general) The act or process of making neutral.
(chemistry) A chemical reaction in which an acid and a base or alkali react to yield a salt and water.
(immunology) The process of neutralizing a pathogen by antibody acting on the receptors or specific antigen.
Supplement
In immunology, neutralization happens when antibodies bind to specific antigens, blocking the pathogen from entering their host cells.
Alternative form: neutralisation.
See also: neutralizing antibody.


You will also like...

Cambial cells
Plant Tissues

Plant organs are comprised of tissues working together for a common function. The different types of plant tissues are m..

Body temperature regulation by the hypothalamus
Temperature Regulation in Animals

This tutorial elucidates body temperature regulation. Know the details here to learn how the body sets the body temperat..

Biological Viruses
Biological Viruses

Viruses possess both living and non-living characteristics. This unique feature distinguishes them from other organisms...

Lotic community of algal species
Lotic Communities & Algae

Lotic communities have conditions that are rather harsh for typical plants. Thus, the diversity of plant species in loti..

Evolution of Life - Ancient Earth
Evolution of Life – Ancient Earth

Autotrophs flourished, absorbing carbon and light. Soon after, primitive life forms that could assimilate oxygen thrived..

Human Nervous System
The Human Nervous System

The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway. This tutorial gives an overview of the nervous syste..