"Immunity, Mucosal" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Nonsusceptibility to the pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or antigenic substances as a result of antibody secretions of the mucous membranes. Mucosal epithelia in the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts produce a form of IgA (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY) that serves to protect these ports of entry into the body.
|Immune Response, Mucosal
- Immune Response, Mucosal
- Immune Responses, Mucosal
- Mucosal Immune Response
- Mucosal Immune Responses
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