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Medical Term:

cell-mediated immunity


Definition: Immune responses mediated by activated, antigen-specific T lymphocytes. These T cells may function as effector cells or may orchestrate propagation of the inflammatory response and cellular recruitment through their secretion of cytokines and chemokines.

Synonym(s): delayed hypersensitivity1

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