Adaptive immune system

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The adaptive immune response or acquired immune response is when your immune system comes across an unfamiliar antigen, and is then triggered to produce antibodies that are specific to those antigens that they have encountered. This type of immune response is slower than the innate immune response, however, it can commit the antigen they have encountered to memory, so if the antigen is encountered again, the response this time will be much faster as more antibodies will be produced quicker and sometimes the individual doesn't even realise, they have caught something as they may not even have symptoms due to how rapid the response was.

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