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Immunity, Mucosal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Immunity, Mucosal
Tree Number(s)
G12.450.573
Unique ID
D018928
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018928
Scope Note
Nonsusceptibility to the pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or antigenic substances as a result of antibody secretions of the mucous membranes. Mucosal epithelia in the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts produce a form of IgA (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, SECRETORY) that serves to protect these ports of entry into the body.
Entry Term(s)
Immune Response, Mucosal
Mucosal Immunity
NLM Classification #
QW 563
Previous Indexing
Intestinal Mucosa/immunology (1976-1995)
Mucous Membrane/immunology (1970-1995)
See Also
Immunoglobulin A, Secretory
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/02/17
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Immunity, Mucosal Preferred
Immune Response, Mucosal Related
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