Trowsdale, John Human Immunogenetics Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, United Kingdom.
- Natural or innate immunity
- Adaptive immune response
- Passive immunization
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Suppression of immunity
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A state of resistance to an agent, the pathogen, that normally produces an infection. Pathogens include microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, as well as larger parasites. The immune response that generates immunity is also responsible in some situations for allergies, delayed hypersensitivity states, autoimmune disease, and transplant rejection. See also: Allergy; Autoimmunity; Transplantation biology
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