acquired immunity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acquired immunity immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
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    “To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.”

Usage

In literature:

He has acquired immunity to many infections by having experienced them.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
Some of them even recover from the disease to the extent that they can acquire it again, since there is no absolute immunity.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
In other words, it has acquired immunity against this particular germ and its toxin.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
In this case marked immunity was acquired.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Against what diseases may immunity be acquired artificially?
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Some people seem to acquire an immunity against the poison.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Immunity may be acquired by means of such treatment as the antitoxin treatment for diphtheria.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

THE figures on acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, are stark.
Cow calf producers are aware that natural colostrum must be ingested by baby calves within six hours of birth to acquire satisfactory passive immunity.
Young children, because of such factors as immature immune systems and proximity to other children, frequently acquire infections and other conditions that require medication during the day.
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In science:

HIV progresses into acquired immunode ficiency syndrom (AIDS) which leads to immune system failure.
Free Final-Time Optimal Control for HIV Viral Dynamics
We find evidence for interactions between several pairs of parasites and of an acquired immune response for two of the parasites.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
Also, longer than B. taylorii and B. grahamii infections (Telfer et al. for B. grahamii and B. taylorii, previous infection by the species appears to grant some form of immunity to that species, suggesting that hosts can develop an effective acquired immune response.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
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