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Definition of «Antigen»

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Antigen: A substance that is capable of causing the production of an antibody.

Antigens may or may not lead to an allergic reaction. Allergens are antigens that cause an allergic reaction and the production of IgE.

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  • antigen: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ăn ' tĭ-jən ) also an·ti·gene ( -jēn ' ) n. A substance that when introduced into the body stimulates the ...

  • antigen - definition of antigen in the Medical dictionary ...

    antigen /an·ti·gen/ (an´tĭ-jen) any substance capable of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the products of that response, i.e., with ...

  • antigen: Definition from Answers.com

    Any substance which is capable, under appropriate conditions, of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the products of that response; that is, with ...

  • Antigen: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

    An antigen is any substance that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against it. An antigen may be a foreign substance from the environment ...

  • Antigen - New World Encyclopedia

    An antigen is a molecule that stimulates a response from the immune system, such as bacteria, viruses, foods, toxins, and foreign cells. The word originated from the ...

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