primary response

primary response

The response that the immune system displays when first exposed to an antigen. Cf Secondary response.

primary response

ANTIBODY production in response to first contact with an ANTIGEN. see IMMUNE RESPONSE.
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The City is seeking proposals to match the current Specific Stop Loss Insurance coverage as a primary response.
research also showed that the main reason clients do not switch banks is that they are happy with their existing provider--73 per cent of respondents gave that reason as their primary response.
NEW ORLEANS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study examining how school leaders react to competition in a school-choice environment shows that the primary response is not always to improve the quality of education.
Humanitarian aid has been the primary response to emergency but cannot offer a long sustainable solution in a long-lasting crisis, which is in need of a long-term approach.
When asked what the church can do when tragedy strikes, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that the churches' primary response must be to call the nation to prayer.
Murdering and brutalizing people sleeping in public space is this system's primary response to its homelessness problem.
primary response was "to regulate emotions and communicate distress".
Sterling Engine 2 is the primary response rescue /pumper for the Town of Sterling.
Proportionally more stood-down and not-transported flights were in the primary response group (19% v.
Expansionary fiscal policy is the right, primary response to our current woes," said Summers, a former director of US President Barack Obama's National Economic Council.
14) Toll-like receptor 9 induces inflammatory cytokine expression by the recognition of intracellular viral double-strand DNA via the myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MYD88)-dependent pathway.
Oregon's primary response to crime was locked in place when voters approved Measure 11 in 1994, which imposed mandatory minimum prison sentences for violent felonies.

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