immune responseimmune response
a biological response involving the natural production of antibodies, macrophages, etc. as in reaction to the presence in the body of bacteria, a poison, or a transplanted organ
also called immune reaction
An integrated bodily response to an antigen, in vertebrate animals including the immediate, nonspecific response of the innate immune system followed by the specific response of the adaptive immune system, which involves recognition of antigens by specific antibodies or previously sensitized lymphocytes.
(plural immune responses)