The ability to escape legal responsibilities.
The state of being insusceptible to disease, certain poisons, etc.
Protection against disease through the body's own defences or immune system
The resistance to disease that the body develops so that the disease cannot be caught.
Resistance or protection against infection by the body's natural defenses.
resistance to disease; the body's ability to recognize and defend against pathogenic organisms and cancerous cells. Immunity may be either natural or acquired (i.e., artificially induced), long-lasting or temporary, partial or complete, specific or nonspecific.
Protection against a particular disease. Innate immunity is that nonspecific protection conferred by the body's fixed defences such as the skin, antimicrobial proteins and phagocytes. Long-lasting adaptive immunity is generated by the immune system after a first exposure to the disease, and is specific for the pathogen or toxin.
Protection against disease. May be natural, or acquired through contact with a disease or vaccination.
The body's ability to fight infection or disease.
The quality of being highly resistant to a disease or antigen after initial exposure and response by the immune system.
resistance to a specific disease because of the responses of the immune system
the condition of not being susceptible to the adverse effects of microorganisms, parasitic worms or to the toxic effect of substances (antigens – see above, Immune) such as bacterial toxins, foreign proteins, etc. Also, security against a particular disease.
An organism's resistance, natural or acquired, to onset of disease resulting from infection.
The power an animal has to resist and/or overcome an infection to which most of its species are susceptible. Active immunity is due to the presence of antibodies formed by an animal in response to previous exposure to the disease or through live or modified-live vaccines. Passive immunity is produced by giving the animal preformed or synthetic antibodies as with killed vaccines.
How well the body fights foreign substances and germs, such as those that cause infection.
The mechanism or state induced by vaccination or natural infection (active protection) or by introduction of foreign antibodies against a pathogen (passive protection). The body's immune system remembers previous encounters with a pathogen and uses antigen specific B cell or T cell memory, or both, to defend itself.
all natural ability to prevent infection, reinfection or superinfection, or to destroy parasites or to limit their multiplication, or which reduce the clinical effects of infection
a state where an organism is able to fight disease with circulating white blood cells and antibodies.
The ability of the body to resist a particular infectious disease.
Resistance to injuries and diseases caused by foreign compounds, toxins, or pathogens.
Resisting infection. The body activates the immune response when it is invaded by bacteria or viruses. Once the body has been exposed to a disease, it remembers it. If the disease should invade again, the immune system can react very quickly and keep the disease at bay. This is how vaccination works. Some people have poor immunity, which means they do not have much resistance to disease. This can be because they have a condition which has damaged their immune system (for example AIDS). Or it can be because chemotherapy has temporarily reduced their white blood cell count (and so their immunity).
The power an animal has to resist and/or overcome an infection to which most of its species is susceptible. Active immunity is attributable to the presence of antibodies formed by an animal in response to antigenetic stimulus. Passive immunity is produced by the administration of preformed antibodies.
(i) The resistance of a lysogen to superinfection by a phage with a similar regulatory mechanism (also called homoimmunity). For example, expression of the cI repressor by a lambda prophage prevents expression of genes in a secondary infection if the cI protein can bind to the regulatory region of the superinfecting phage. (ii) An adaptive antibody or cellular response against specific microbial infections.
state of being resistant to injury, particularly by poisons, foreign proteins, and invading parasites, due to the presence of antibodies
The ability to resist a disease because the body produces antibodies to it.
The state of being immune from or not susceptible to a particular disease.
protection, either natural, or acquired through medicine, against the occurrence of disease
The condition of being protected against a particular disease, either through natural exposure to the disease or through vaccination.
The body makes a substance called antibodies that are the defense against foreign substances. The presence of these antibodies is known as immunity.
A relationship between a plant and a causal agent in which the plant does not become diseased.
The state of an organism in which protection from many infectious diseases is afforded by prior exposure to the infectious agents.
that resistance usually associated with the presence of antibodies or cells having a specific action on the microorganism concerned with a particular infectious disease or on its toxin.
The ability of an organism to resist disease by identifying and destroying harmful foreign substances or organisms.
The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunisation or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors.
When a body's immune system helps fend off disease.
Resisitance to a disease due to the presence of antibodies.
the state of not being susceptible; "unsusceptibility to rust"
(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
a "foreign state" within the meaning of the statute
Resistance to invading pathogens provided by the specific and non-specific cells of the immune system.
Security against any particular disease or poison, ie, gamma globulin.
Immunity is the condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a condition or by counteracting the effects of a bacteria or other microorganism.
protection against an infectious disease either by natural immune system response or an induced response following a previous infection.
power to resist infection or actions of poisons.
An animal has immunity to a disease when it is protected either by antibodies to that disease or by cell mediated immunity. It may have made these antibodies itself in response to infection or vaccination or acquired them passively in colostrum or antiserum. Cell mediated immunity can be acquired through some vaccines (although not necessarily all vaccines), or from infection.
Protection against disease, usually infectious disease, mediated by a collection of molecules, cells and tissues collectively called the immune system. In a broader sense, immunity refers to the ability to respond to foreign substances, including microbes or molecules (1).
The body's ability to fight off infection through the medium of our immune system.
Ability of a body to recognize substances foreign to itself, and to destroy, immobilize or neutralize them without injuring itself. Back to FAQ's Main Page
A body's reaction to the introduction of foreign substances, through the production of defensive substances such as antibodies.
A state of relative resistance to an infection which may be innate (from inherited qualities) or acquired actively or passively, naturally or artificially. Active immunity is acquired either through a natural infection or through vaccination while passive immunity is acquired either naturally from the transfer of maternal antibodies to the child or artificially by the injection of immunoglobulin.
A condition in which the animal's immune system has been primed and is able to protect the body from a disease-causing agent such as a certain virus or bacteria. An animal could have immunity to one agent, such as parvovirus, but not have immunity to another agent, such as rabies.
The body's ability to fight infections and disease.
The body's ability to fight infection and disease.
Resistance of a bird to disease challenge.
refers to the body's ability to resist a particular disease, especially by preventing the development of a pathogenic microorganism, or by counteracting the effects of its products. Active immunity refers to the use of vaccines that expose a body to a dead or weakened form of a particular antigen to stimulate the body's natural immune system. Passive immunity refers to immunity to particular antigens that occurs when genetic traits are passed on from parents to offspring.
A state of resistance to the onset of disease caused by a specific infectious agent. Immunity may be conferred: by innate non-specific body defenses such as the skin and mucosal surfaces; or through immunological 'memory' of a specific immune response which was mounted against the same (or similar) infectious agent during a previous exposure.
Protection against or resistance to disease. Immunity may be long lasting or temporary. It generally follows natural infections and is the goal of vaccinations. (See also active and passive immunity.)
The state of your body's defenses against a particular infection or possibly against a certain cancer.
The ability of the body to fight off certain infections. Immunity can result from natural infection or from vaccination.
Protection from something. People who have had a viral disease generally are resistant to re-infection for a time, because viruses generally stimulate a response from the immune system. Vaccines confer immunity by stimulating a similiar response; see vaccination.
The condition of being immune; an organism's capacity to resist disease. Immunity may be either innate or acquired. Innate immunity is natural or inherited. Acquired immunity may be active (resulting from either previous exposure to the disease-causing agent or vaccination) or passive (resulting from the transfer of preformed antibodies in immune serum or from mother to fetus).
being able to resist illness and/or disease
The ability of an animal to resist or overcome an infection.
The condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease. ABC DEFGHIJK LM NOPQR STUVWXYZ
Nonsusceptibility to a disease or to the toxic effects of antigenic material.
natural or acquired resistance to a specific disease.
gameplay] A player with immunity to a certain type of damage can ignore the affects of it. Example: 40% resistance to electricity means that 40% of the time one is struck with lightning, one completely ignores the damage from it.* Builder note: Setting a mob immune to a certain type of damage implies 95% immunity. See also: WARDS, RESISTANCE, SUSCEPTABILITY.
Resistance of the body against external factors.
Resistance to a disease or infection.
The condition of being immune. Immunity can be innate (for example, humans are innately immune to canine distemper) or conferred by a previous infection or immunization.
A state of resistance to corrosion or anodic dissolution of a metal caused by thermodynamic stability of the metal.
the resistance to an infectious disease agent that can be developed by prior exposure to the pathogen or through vaccination.
the state of being immune or protected from a disease, especially an infectious disease.
Acquired immunity is the bodies response to a specific substance or organism. Innate immunity is the body's non specific response to a substance or an infective organism that is senses to be foreign or invading.
The body's defense against specific pathogenic microorganisms.
A natural resistance to a specific disease.
insusceptibility that usually results from previous exposure to an infectious agent, either naturally or by vaccination
1. The state of being immune. () 2. In plants, the ability to remain free from disease because of inherent structural or functional properties. ( 20)
Developing resistance to a specific pathogenic microorganism.
resistance resulting from previous exposure to an infectious agent or antigen.
The ability of the body to resist or to overcome infection. Antibodies play a large part in immunity. No immunity is absolute or perfect
The resistance a previously susceptible animal has to an infectious disease.
Immunity in which the protective factors against a disease are produced within the body itself.
Inherited resistance to an infectious disease.
the ability to resist infection due to immunisation or previous infection.
Natural or vaccine-induced resistance to a specific disease. Immunity may be partial or complete, specific or nonspecific, long-lasting or temporary.
Protection against a disease. There are two types of immunity, passive and active. Immunity is indicated by the presence of antibodies in the blood and can be determined with a laboratory test. See active and passive immunity.
protection from disease arising from previous exposure to a pathogen or vaccine.
The condition of being immune or protected against infection, disease, and foreign substances.
The condition of being able to resist a particular disease, particularly through means that prevent the growth and development of pathogens or counteract their effects.
The body's ability to resist infection
Resistance to certain diseases.
The physiologic state which makes the body able to recognize materials as foreign to itself and neutralize, eliminate, or metabolize them with or without injury to its own tissues.
A condition of being able to resist a particular infectious disease.
The state of being protected against the effects of a pathogen (i.e. a microorganism or its toxins)
the capacity to distinguish foreign material from self, and to react via the immune response.
Protection against a disease. There are two types of immunity: active and passive. Active immunity is protection that is produced by the person's own immune system; this type of immunity is usually permanent. Passive immunity is protection by products produced by an animal or human and transferred to another human, usually by injection. Passive immunity often provides effective protection, but this protection wanes (disappears) over time, usually a few weeks or months.
General ability of a host to resist developing a particular disease.
the ability to resist a particular disease. Breast milk transfers immune proteins to the baby and helps build the infantâ€™s immunity to some conditions.
the status of resistance to invasion of foreign bodies to the host.
Resistance of the body to infection.
The ability to resist infection and to heal.
resistance to sickness
Immunity is medical term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. Immunity involves both specific and non-specific components. The non-specific components act either as barriers or as eliminators of pathogens to stop infection by micro-organisms before they can cause disease.