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cell-·me·di·at·ed im·mu·ni·ty (CMI),, cellular immunity
Immune responses mediated by activated, antigen-specific T lymphocytes. These T cells may function as effector cells or may orchestrate propagation of the inflammatory response and cellular recruitment through their secretion of cytokines and chemokines.
Synonym(s): delayed hypersensitivity (1)
cell-me·di·at·ed im·mu·ni·ty, cellular immunity (CMI) (sel'mē'dē-āt-ĕd i-myū'ni-tē, sel'yū-lăr)
Immune responses that are initiated by T lymphocytes and mediated by T lymphocytes, macrophages, or both (e.g., graft rejection, delayed-type hypersensitivity).
delayed hypersensitivity,, cellular immunity (sel'mē'dē-āt-ĕd i-myū'ni-tē, sel'yū-lăr) Synonym(s): delayed hypersensitivity.