Adaptive - Adaptive (Specific) Defenses: B cells & T...

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Adaptive (Specific) Defenses: substances & act to immobilize, neutralize & destroy them - adaptive defenses are: antigen-specific, systemic (immune cells present throughout antigens) - humoral immunity (antibody-mediated immunity): mediated by antibodies in the body’s “humors” or fluids (blood, lymph, etc.) o B cells produce plasma cells that release antibodies that bind antigens - cellular immunity (cell-mediated immunity): mediated directly by T cells o cells - antigens : substances that can provoke an immune response o most antigens are molecules that are not normally present in the body (nonself) o immunogenicity : the ability of an antigen to stimulate proliferation of o reactivity
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