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.
- Immune surveillance
immune surveillance n. See immunological surveillance.
noun, Anatomy. 1. a diffuse, complex network of interacting cells, cell products, and cell-forming tissues that protects the body from pathogens and other foreign substances, destroys infected and malignant cells, and removes cellular debris: the system includes the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes and lymph tissue, stem cells, white blood cells, antibodies, and lymphokines. immune system […]