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Adaptive Immunity

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  • Adaptive Immunity
    • Immune system is made up of two interconnected branches: innate and adaptive immunity
    • Slow and specific response to particular pathogens 
    • Forms immunological memory after infection
    • Mediated by lymphocytes, a type of leukocyte (white blood cell)
    • Two sub-categories:
      • Humoral response (antibodies)
      • Cell-mediated response (direct attack)
        • T-Lymphocytes recognize and directly kill pathogens or coordinate other cells to act against them