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Immune Response - "a selective response mounted by the immune system of vertebrates in which specific antibodies and/or cytotoxic cells are produced against invading micro-organisms, parasites, transplanted tissue and many other substances which are recognised as foreign by the body (antigens). The production of antibodies circulating in the blood is known as a humoral immune response, the production of cytotoxic cells as a cell-mediated or cellular immune response."(B73)
  • Immune reaction