immune response
Selective reaction of the body to substances that are foreign to it, or that the immune system identifies as foreign, shown by the production of antibodies and @A00384@-bearing cells or by a cell-mediated hypersensitivity reaction.
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PAC, 1993, 65, 2003. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2058 [Terms] [Paper]