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im·mune re·ac·tion

reactin mediated by humoral or cell-mediated immune mechanisms.

immune reaction

n.
The reaction resulting from the recognition and binding of an antigen by its specific antibody or by a previously sensitized lymphocyte. Also called immunoreaction.

im·mune re·ac·tion

(i-myūn' rē-ak'shŭn)
Antigen-antibody reaction indicating a certain degree of resistance.

im·mune re·ac·tion

(i-myūn' rē-ak'shŭn)
Antigen-antibody reaction indicating a certain degree of resistance.
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One reason for the trial's failure was that the immune reaction went too far, producing inflammation in the central nervous system.
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