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mucosal immunity

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.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • mucosal immune response
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/46975
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