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The organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to infection and toxins. Organs include the thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
- ‘Premature babies are at increased risk of infection because their immune systems are immature.’
- ‘These infections only affect people whose immune systems are not working properly as a result of another illness or treatments for cancer.’
- ‘Why shouldn't alternative therapies that make you feel better boost your immune system?’
- ‘In comparison with people not in hospital, they are more likely to have a weakened immune system.’
- ‘Once the immune system has been damaged, opportunistic infections begin to appear.’
- ‘During this time your body effectively has no immune system and you are at increased risk from infection.’
- ‘Other risk factors include poor diet, smoking and a weakened immune system.’
- ‘Children and people with lowered immune systems may remain infectious for longer.’
- ‘The infection causes the immune system to activate white blood cells and chemicals to fight the bacteria.’
- ‘One important effect of the polio vaccine is to stimulate the immune system within the gut.’
- ‘Finally, much of the toxicity related to gene transfer is mediated through the immune system.’
- ‘The body's immune system reacts to both these infections by attacking the bacteria.’
- ‘In most cases lung infection is well controlled by the immune system, and shows no symptoms.’
- ‘Allergies are caused by the body's immune system reacting to allergens as if they were harmful.’
- ‘People with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop abscesses.’
- ‘To be infectious it would have to survive cooking, digestion, and the human immune system.’
- ‘The body's immune system responds by creating a membrane around this infected portion of the brain.’
- ‘Others have immune systems suppressed by chemotherapy or anti-rejection drugs.’
- ‘It may also affect the immune system and lead to an increased frequency of infections.’
- ‘They also discovered that the host animal must have a healthy immune system for infection to take hold.’
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