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Immunosuppression

A reduced response of the immune system caused deliberately, by medications or radiation, or not deliberately, by malnutrition, cancer or…

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Immunologic response

Bodily defense in reaction to an invading substance (antigen, such as virus, fungus, bacteria, or transplanted organ) that produces a…

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Immunoglobulin

A glycoprotein composed of “heavy” and “light” peptide chains; functions as antibody in serum and secretions. There are five major…

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Immunofluorescent microscopy

A process in which cells or tissues are labeled with fluorescent dye‐conjugated antibodies and examined with an ultraviolet light microscope.…

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Immunodeficiency

A condition where elements of the immune system are defective or deficient and the individual may not be able to…

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Immunocompetence

Ability or capacity to develop a normal immune response following exposure to antigen.

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Innate i

Congenital. Nonspecific immunity present from birth. Responsible for the initial protection from infectious agents previously unseen by the host. Composed…

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Immunity

A state of host‐mediated resistance defending against foreign agents or organisms encountered on or within the tissues that is capable…

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Immobilization, tooth

Any procedure that renders a tooth fixed or nonmobile. In periodontics, it refers to splinting of teeth.

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