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'''Immunocompetence''' is the ability of the body to produce a normal [[immune response]] (i.e., [[antibody]] production and/or cell-mediated immunity) following exposure to an [[antigen]]. Opposite of [[immunodeficiency]].
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In [[immunology]] '''immunocompetence''' is the ability of the body's [[immune system]] to produce a normal [[immune response]] (i.e., [[antibody]] production and/or [[cell-mediated immunity]]) following exposure to an [[antigen]]. Opposite of [[immunodeficiency]].
   
 
In reference to [[lymphocytes]], immunocompetence means that a [[B cell]] or [[T cell]] is mature and can recognize [[antigens]] and allow a person to mount an [[immune response]].
 
In reference to [[lymphocytes]], immunocompetence means that a [[B cell]] or [[T cell]] is mature and can recognize [[antigens]] and allow a person to mount an [[immune response]].
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Cell-mediated immunity]]
 
 
*[[Humoral immunity]]
 
*[[Humoral immunity]]
*[[Immunodeficiency]]
 
 
*[[Immunoreactivity]]
 
*[[Immunoreactivity]]
 
*[[Immunological tolerance]]
 
*[[Immunological tolerance]]

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In immunology immunocompetence is the ability of the body's immune system to produce a normal immune response (i.e., antibody production and/or cell-mediated immunity) following exposure to an antigen. Opposite of immunodeficiency.

In reference to lymphocytes, immunocompetence means that a B cell or T cell is mature and can recognize antigens and allow a person to mount an immune response.

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