BioScience Dictionary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Ot.

Found Immune 14 times.

Displaying results 1 to 10.

1. Immune
* An adjective, when a human or animal body which is able to resist infectious disease because of either previous infection, immunization/vacination, or contact with the immunogen / antigen , then the human or animal is immune to this disease. * As a noun, the state of immunity .

2. Immune adherence
The tendency of antigen - antibody complexes to stick to nearby red blood cell s, certain white blood cell s (the macrophage s and PMN 's), and blood platelet s of non-primate animals (animals other than humans, other apes, and monkeys) when a complement is present.

3. Immune gamma globulin (gamma globulin)
A concentration of gamma globulin protein s from the donated blood serum of many human donors, which is used as a drug to boost the immune system . It is used to treat such diseases as hepatitis A , measles, rubella, immunoglobulin deficiencies, and immunodeficiency diseases such as AIDS .

4. Immune hemolysis
The rupturing, or lysis , of red blood cell s after antibodies have attached to their surface protein s ( antigen s) and complement is present.

5. Immune lysin
A substance (such as an antibody or a toxin ) which causes cells to lyse (rupture) when complement is present.

6. Immune oposonin
A component of blood which is produced during bacterial infections and which helps the process of phagocytosis (engulfment) of the bacterial cells by white blood cell s.

7. Immune precipitation
A lab technique used to separate a specific protein molecule from a mixture, which involves attaching a particular antibody to it and then precipitating them out of solution.

8. Immune protein
An immunoglobulin or antibody protein which is produced in reaction to the presence of a specific antigen , and which then reacts with that antigen.

9. Immune reaction
The reaction of the immune system to the presence of an antigen , which includes making antibodies and developing immunity to the antigen on a cellular level. Compare with immune response .

10. Immune response
The reaction of the body as a whole (not just the immune system , as in an immune reaction ) to the presence of an antigen , which includes making antibodies, developing immunity , developing hypersensitivity to the antigen, and developing tolerance .

View web definitions »

Learn more about Immune »