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What is the definition of Non-Specific & Specific Immunity?

Also can you explain to me Humoral Response & Cell Mediated Response simply? Because I've been having a hard time trying to understand them? Also with the steps generally?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Here is a simple description that you may find helpful:

    "Cell-mediated immunity is an immune response that does not involve antibodies but rather involves the activation of macrophages, natural killer cells (NK), antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, and the release of various cytokines in response to an antigen. Historically, the immune system was separated into two branches: humoral immunity, for which the protective function of immunization could be found in the humor (cell-free bodily fluid or serum) and cellular immunity, for which the protective function of immunization was associated with cells."

    Edit: Non specfic immunity involves pre- existing immune substances in the body that fights infections and which is the first line of defense. Specific immunity is acquired by prior exposure to an antigen and a specific antibody is formed in response to this. This is the so called 'second line of immunne defense'.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
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  • Erika
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    4 years ago

    Specific Immunity Definition

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    4 years ago

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    Non-specific immunity is "non-specific;" it doesn't target any particular pathogen. The skin is a non-specific barrier- it keeps all antigens out. Antibodies are specific because they are produced in response to a particular antigen. Antibodies are a humoral response ("humor" refers to a vapor or fluid). Cell-mediated response is a response to an antigen carried out by particular cells, such as lymphocytes. An outline of the particulars can be found online or in a text (that's a book)...

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    5 years ago

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    What is the definition of Non-Specific & Specific Immunity?

    Also can you explain to me Humoral Response & Cell Mediated Response simply? Because I've been having a hard time trying to understand them? Also with the steps generally?

    Thanks (: !!

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