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glossary:immune_tolerance

The specific failure of a normally responsive individual to make an immune response to a known antigen. It results from previous contact with the antigen by an immunologically immature individual (foetus or neonate) or by an adult exposed to extreme high-dose or low-dose antigen, or by exposure to radiation, antimetabolites, antilymphocytic serum, etc.

See also: Immunological tolerance

glossary/immune_tolerance.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)