The increased ingestion of bacteria in active immunity would seem to depend upon the presence of immune opsonins in the serum.
active immunity has thus been shown to be associated with the presence of certain anti-substances in the serum.
An active immunity is thus induced in susceptible animals which lasts until the danger from exposure to the disease is over.
active immunity n.
Immunity resulting from the development of antibodies in response to the presence of an antigen, as from vaccination or exposure to an infectious disease.
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See under acquired immunity.