The binding of an antibody with an antigen of the type that stimulated the formation of the antibody, resulting in agglutination, precipitation, complement fixation, greater susceptibility to ingestion and destruction by phagocytes, or neutralization of an exotoxin.
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- antigen excess,
- antigen unit,
- antigen-presenting cell,
- antigenic determinant,
- antigenic shift
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