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Natural passive immunity

Definition noun A passive immunity acquired by the fetus or newborn from the mother via the placental transfer of antibodies... Read More

Passive and Active Types of Immunity

The previous tutorial investigated the role of white blood cells in phagocytosis. White blood cells are also responsible... Read More

Natural active immunity

Definition noun An active immunity acquired by experiencing and having recovered from a disease. Supplement Active immunity... Read More

Passive immunity

Definition noun A type of immunity acquired by the transfer of antibody from one individual to another, such as from mother... Read More

Naturally acquired active immunity

Definition noun An active immunity acquired by experiencing and having recovered from a disease. Supplement Active immunity... Read More

Humoral immunity

Humoral immunity (Science: immunology) a form of immunity whereby b lymphocytes and plasma cells produce antibodies to... Read More

Naturally acquired passive immunity

Definition noun A passive immunity that is acquired by the fetus or newborn through its mother, and typically lasts the... Read More

Artificial passive immunity

Definition noun A passive immunity acquired by means of injection of serum containing antibodies to an individual who may... Read More

Artificial active immunity

Definition noun An active immunity acquired by vaccination (i.e. the injection of vaccine containing active antigens to... Read More

Natural immunity

natural immunity --> innate immunity This includes local barriers to infection such as skin, stomach acid, mucous, the... Read More

Immunity

Immunity (Science: immunology) The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by... Read More

Autoimmunity

Definition noun, plural: autoimmunities A type of immunity wherein the immune response is directed against own body,... Read More

Local immunity

Local immunity a natural or acquired immunity to certain infectious agents, as manifested by an organ or a tissue, as a... Read More

Innate immunity

Innate immunity this includes local barriers to infection such as skin, stomach acid, mucous, the cough reflex, enzymes in... Read More

Alloimmunity

Definition noun, plural: alloimmunities (immunology) A type of immunity that produces an immune response that is attacking... Read More

Cell-mediated immunity

Cell-mediated immunity (Science: immunology) immune response that involves effector t lymphocytes and not the production of... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More

Immune response

Immune Response Definition An immune response is defined as the reaction of the body in response to the presence of a... Read More

Inoculation

Inoculation Definition In Immunology, inoculation is defined as the process of introducing an antigenic substance or... Read More

Antigen

Antigen Definition What is an antigen? A simple definition is that an antigen refers to any substance that triggers an... Read More

Plasmablast

Definition noun, plural: plasmablasts An antibody-producing stem cell that could give rise to another of its kind or... Read More

Immune system

Definition noun The organ system that is involved in protecting the organism from infection, infestation, and other... Read More

Lymphoid cell

Definition noun, plural: lymphoid cells (1) Any of the cells that mediate the production of immunity, including lymphocytes,... Read More

T-helper cell

Definition noun, plural: T-helper cells A type of T lymphocyte that assists by activating antigen-presenting leukocytes,... Read More

Cytotoxic T cell

Definition noun, plural: cytotoxic T cells A T cell responsible for inducing death to target cells (e.g. infected somatic... Read More

Immunoglobulin A

Definition noun An immunoglobulin (antibody) that is characterized by its α-heavy chain, and its prevalence in mucous... Read More

Antibody

Definition noun, plural: antibodies Any of the numerous Y-shaped gamma globulin proteins found in the blood or lymph, and... Read More

Phagotrophy

Definition noun A process of ingesting relatively large particles of food that carries out via intracellular... Read More

Entamoebidae

Definition noun (taxonomy) A family of Archamoebae which includes species such as Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba coli,... Read More

Mononuclear phagocyte system

Definition noun A system of cells located in reticular connective tissue, and are associated primarily with phagocytosis and... Read More

Kupffer cell

Definition noun, plural: Kupffer cells A specialized stellate macrophage cell that is located fixedly within the liver... Read More

Selective Breeding

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Thousands of years before Darwin proposed evolution by natural selection and... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Immunogen

Definition noun, plural: immunogens Any substance that stimulates an immune response, such as production of specific... Read More

Branches of biology

Branches of Biology Biology, the scientific study of life, includes several relevant branches. Below is a list of major... Read More

Biological Cell Defense

Organisms must find a means of defense against antigens such a viruses described on the previous tutorial. If this was not... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More

Autoimmune disease

Definition noun, plural: autoimmune diseases A type of disease as a result of an immune response of the body against own... Read More

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (7th Ed) by F.H. Martini

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (7th Edition)      ... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More