immunological priming

immunological priming

[im″yŭ-nŏ-loj′ĭ-kăl prīm′ĭng]
Stimulation of the differentiation of memory B cells with an antigen exposure, so that subsequent exposures to that antigen will produce a rapid proliferation of plasma cells and a vigorous antibody response.
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In addition, he suggested that a combination of natural influenza infections and prior influenza immunizations may contribute to "immunological priming" and create a cross-protective effect in active-duty military settings.