Definition of Immune tolerance
Immune tolerance: A state of unresponsiveness to a specific antigen or group of antigens to which a person is normally responsive. Immune tolerance is achieved under conditions that suppress the immune reaction and is not just the absence of a immune response.
Immune tolerance can result from a number of causes including:
Immune tolerance can be defined as a state in which a T cell can no longer respond to antigen. The T cell "tolerates" the antigen.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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