Encyclopedia of Cancer

2009 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Immune System

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47648-1_2980
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Definition

Refers to the tissues, cells, and molecules involved in adaptive immunity, or sometimes the totality of host defense mechanisms.

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