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PREFERRED TERM
Adaptive Immunity  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • Acquired Immunity
  • Adaptive Immune Response
  • Adoptive Immunity
SCOPE NOTE
  • Protection from an infectious disease agent that is mediated by B- and T- LYMPHOCYTES following exposure to specific antigen, and characterized by IMMUNOLOGIC MEMORY. It can result from either previous infection with that agent or vaccination ( IMMUNITY, ACTIVE), or transfer of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune donor ( IMMUNIZATION, PASSIVE).
URI
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/thesaurus/Adaptive_Immunity
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