anamnestic reaction


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an·am·nes·tic re·ac·tion

an accelerated and augmented production of specific antibody after reexposure to an agent the subject has previously been exposed to.

an·am·nes·tic re·ac·tion

(an'am-nes'tik rē-ak'shŭn)
Augmented production of an antibody due to previous response of the subject to stimulus by the same antigen.

anamnestic reaction

The rapid reappearance in the blood of antibodies to an antigen after re-exposure to the antigen. Anamnesia is a cell-mediated phenomenon caused by the presence of antigen-specific memory B lymphocytes.