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1. Active immunity (active immunization)
An organism's resistance to disease or infection, developed because the organism's immune system has produced antibodies after an infection or innoculation.

2. Adjuvant
* In pharmacology, a substance that, when added to a medicine, speeds or improves its action. * In immunology, a substance that is added to a vaccine to improve the immune response so that less vaccine is needed to produce more antibodies. Such adjuvants apparently work by speeding the division of lymphocytes and by keeping the antigen in the area where the immune response is taking place. In research with humans, aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide gel are commonly used; in research involving lab animals, Freund's adjuvant is used.

3. AFC (antibody-forming cells)
Stands for "antibody-forming cells," which are B cells (plasma cell s) that are dedicated to producing secreted antibodies.

4. Affinity
Attraction between particles or substances to other particles or substances. In biological and biochemical fields, this term generally is a measure of the attraction of one biological molecule toward another molecule (which can be organic or inorganic), either to alter it, destroy it, or form a compound with it. Examples are enzyme s and their substrate s, or antibodies and their antigen s.

5. Affinity adsorbent
A support matrix coated with an affinity ligand that is able to selectively absorb substances such as enzyme s, protein s, and antibodies.

6. Agammaglobulinemia (adj.: agammaglobulinemic)
A rare disease where the body is unable to produce immune antibodies due to the lack of gamma globulin , a type of immunoglobulin , in the blood. The disease can be acquired or inherited as an X-linked recessive genetic disease.

7. Antibodies
Proteins produced by immune system cells that bind to foreign molecules and microorganisms and inactivate them.

8. Antibody technology
Techniques for the synthesis of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies for use in research, diagnostics and therapeutics.

9. Antibody-forming cells
B cell s (plasma cells) that are dedicated to producing secreted antibodies.

10. Antibody-mediated immunity
Immune reaction that protects primarily against invading viruses and bacteria through antibodies produced by plasma cells ; also known as humoral immunity.


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