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Primary Vs. Secondary Immune Response

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by shaq786, Jun 6, 2006.

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  1. shaq786

    shaq786 Senior Member

    Jul 23, 2004
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    What is the difference between a Primary Vs. Secondary Immune Response?
  2. KUMoose

    KUMoose Grumpy old man

    May 3, 2005
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Primary immune response is what happens when the body is first exposed to a pathogen. So for the first few days there's little visable response from the body, but the foriegn antigen presence triggers the T-helper which then follows the full process down the chain.

    Secondary immune response happens on subsequent infections, the body keeps memory B and T cells and has antibodies for the antigen. So the antibodies connect to the antigens preventing (or greatly delaying) the invading pathogen.

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