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mucosal immunity
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
Nonsusceptibility to the pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or antigenic substances as a result of antibody secretions of the mucous membranes. Mucosal epithelia in the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts produce a form of IgA that serves to protect these ports of entry into the body.
Definition Source
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Used For
mucosal immune response
Broader Term
immunity
Related Term
immunoglobulin T
Spanish
inmunidad mucosa
Term Number
46975