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Definition: 'Immune Paralysis'

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immune paralysis

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1. the induction of tolerance due to injection of large amounts of antigen. The antigen is poorly metabolized and the paralysis remains only during the persistence of the above.

Synonyms: immunologic paralysis

See: immunologic tolerance

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