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Mesh term Cytotoxicity, Immunologic

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Immune System Phenomena


The phenomenon of target cell destruction by immunologically active effector cells. It may be brought about directly by sensitized T-lymphocytes or by lymphoid or myeloid "killer" cells, or it may be mediated by cytotoxic antibody, cytotoxic factor released by lymphoid cells, or complement.

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Antibody-Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity
Macrophage Activation

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