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Adaptive immune system
The adaptive immune system, also known as the acquired immune system or, more rarely, as the specific immune system, is a subsystem of the overall immune system that is composed of highly specialized, systemic cells and processes that eliminate or prevent pathogen growth. The adaptive immune system is one of the two main immunity strategies found in vertebrates (the other being the innate immune system). Adaptive immunity creates immunological memory after an initial response to a specific pathogen, and leads to an enhanced response to subsequent encounters with that pathogen. This process of acquired immunity is the basis of vaccination. Like the innate system, the adaptive system includes both humoral immunity components and cell-mediated immunity components.

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active immunity

Noun
1. a form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens
(hypernym) acquired immunity


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Active immunity
Immunity produced by the body in response to stimulation by a disease-causing organism or other agent.

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active immunity
conferred when a disease or an immunization triggers production of an antibody or antitoxin (also active immunization).

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active immunity
B: (Biologi) keimunan aktif; imunitas aktif

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