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Acquired Immunity

  • By: Lyn Michaud
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Acquired immunity is the cumulative development over a lifetime of the body's ability to fight off disease caused by invading agents with antibodies and specialized lymphocytes, one type of white blood cells. Each person's immune system is unique, defined by genetic ...

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