immune reaction n.
The reaction resulting from the recognition and binding of an antigen by its specific antibody or by a previously sensitized lymphocyte. Also called immunoreaction.
noun 1. any of the body’s immunologic reactions to an antigen. noun 1. the reaction of an organism’s body to foreign materials (antigens), including the production of antibodies immune response n. An integrated bodily response to an antigen, especially one mediated by lymphocytes and involving recognition of antigens by specific antibodies or previously sensitized lymphocytes. […]
- Immune response gene
immune response gene n. A gene in the major histocompatibility complex that controls a cell’s immune response to specific antigens.
noun 1. a serum containing naturally or artificially produced antibodies to a given antigen, obtained from human or animal sources. immune serum n. See antiserum.
- Immune serum globulin
immune serum globulin n. A sterile solution of globulins derived from pooled human blood that contains antibodies that are normally present in the blood of adults, used as a passive immunizing agent against rubella, measles, and hepatitis A and as treatment for hypogammaglobulinemia.