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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However, Bustillo said that the preemptive approach was still the primary response to disasters, with rescuers putting themselves at more risk if residents refuse to heed calls to evacuate properties and rely on rescuers.
"We want to inform the public about how they can prepare for the hurricane season and help protect their communities, the environment and the staff of the primary response teams by securing possible hazardous materials before a storm or hurricane hits."
Singapore is among several countries pushing legislation to fight fake news, and the government stressed ordering "corrections" to be placed alongside falsehoods would be the primary response, rather than jail or fines.
He added: "The complexity of the issues elude their instinctual approach to policy questions, that of self-interested pragmatism and this further fuels their primary response to events such as last Saturday's.
The review has so far looked at pre-hospital or primary response services, and is now looking at inter-hospital transfers (IHT).
They take it in turns to provide primary and secondary response, (primary response is immediate and secondary response is expected within eight hours).
Since its founding, Israel has had one primary response to Palestinians, armed or not, attempting to go home without permission.
Union with Greece (enosis) was the Greek Cypriot leadership's primary position, and partition the Turkish side's primary response to enosis.
Several years ago, when we asked our membership about obstacles to participation, the primary response was "time"--away from work, family or home.
The primary response on [HbA.sub.1c] is also quite durable, unlike the response seen in sulfonylureas, for example, which eventually wanes.
Some do not respond at all (primary response failure), and others lose response over time (secondary response failure), despite increased doses or more frequent administration of the drug (4, 17).
The lack of OVA-specific serum IgG1 at early primary response may be explained by the lack of LPS in EndoFit OVA, as TLR ligation on B cells may be necessary for T-dependent antibody responses (16).

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