maternal immunity


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ma·ter·nal im·mu·ni·ty

immunity acquired by a fetus because of the presence of maternal IgG that passes through the placenta.
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maternal immunity

A specific form of passive immunity in neonates, which is provided by IgG antibodies from the mother passing across the placenta to the foetus. Maternal immunity is immunoprotective for the infant for up to 6 months.
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maternal immunity

Passive immunity Immunity in a neonate provided by IgG antibodies from the mother passing across the placenta to the fetus; MI is immunoprotective for up to 6 months
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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