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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.


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