The adaptive immune system, also known as the acquired immune system or,
more rarely, as the specific immune system, is a subsystem of the overall immune
Acquired (adaptive or specific) immunity is not present at birth. It is learned. As a
person's immune system encounters foreign substances (antigens), the ...
Acquired immunity definition, immunity arising from exposure to antigens. See
Acquired immunity: Immunity acquired by infection or vaccination (active
immunity) or by the transfer of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune donor (
Acquired Immunity is the immunity that our body gains over time, similar to how
an individual gains knowledge over time. However, our body learns how to target
the condition of being immune; the protection against infectious disease
conferred either by the immune response generated by immunization or previous
Immunity obtained either from the development of antibodies in response to
exposure to an antigen, as from vaccination or an attack of an infectious disease,
Specific acquired immunity against infectious diseases may be mediated by
antibodies and/or T lymphocytes. Immunity mediated by these two factors may be
Learn the different ways people become immune to disease, and how vaccines
work with your immune system.
Jul 31, 2006 ... The acquired immune system's lymphocytes (T cells and B cells) attack antigens
like bacteria and viruses and create antibodies that prevent ...