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(Science: immunology) a form of immunity whereby b lymphocytes and plasma cells produce antibodies to foreign agents (antigens) and stimulate t lymphocytes to attack them (cellular immunity).

These antibodies also stimulate the release of chemical mediators (for example interferon, complement) which enhance antigen destruction.

humoral immunity

the componet of the immune system involving antibodies that are secreted by Bcells and circulate as soluble proteins in blood.

humoral immunity

immunity arising from the activity of antibodies directed against antigens in the tissues, also called antibody-mediated immunity

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