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Adjuvants, Immunologic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.477.067
Unique ID
D000276
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000276
Scope Note
Substances that augment, stimulate, activate, potentiate, or modulate the immune response at either the cellular or humoral level. The classical agents (Freund's adjuvant, BCG, Corynebacterium parvum, et al.) contain bacterial antigens. Some are endogenous (e.g., histamine, interferon, transfer factor, tuftsin, interleukin-1). Their mode of action is either non-specific, resulting in increased immune responsiveness to a wide variety of antigens, or antigen-specific, i.e., affecting a restricted type of immune response to a narrow group of antigens. The therapeutic efficacy of many biological response modifiers is related to their antigen-specific immunoadjuvanticity.
Entry Version
ADJUVANTS IMMUNOL
Entry Term(s)
Adjuvant, Immunologic
Adjuvants, Immunological
Immunoactivators
Immunoadjuvant
Immunoadjuvants
Immunologic Adjuvant
Immunologic Adjuvants
Immunological Adjuvant
Immunopotentiator
Immunopotentiators
Immunostimulant
Immunostimulants
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QW 800
See Also
Adjuvants, Pharmaceutic
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Adjuvants, Immunologic Preferred
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