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Vocabulary Term Details

Immunity

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunity_%28medical%29)

In biology, immunity is the state of having sufficient biological defences to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. It is the capability of the body to resist harmful microbes from entering it. Immunity involves both specific and non-specific components. The non-specific components act either as barriers or as eliminators of wide range of pathogens irrespective of antigenic specificity. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Biological phenomena
Immune response
Acquired immunity
Antibodies
Antigens
Disease resistance
Immune system
Immunological diseases
Immunological factors
Infectious diseases
Thymus gland

This term is used for the following terms: 
Natural immunotolerance
Premunition
Protective immunity

Approved Date
05-Jun-2013

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