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What is immunological memory?

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Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Recall: Protecting us from getting chicken pox 12 times for example is something called an anamnestic response or a memory response. The immune system when functioning normally is incredible and specific at recalling and protecting against foreign proteins etc (viruses for example; getting immunized to induce the body to make specific memory antibodies ). There's another part that requires no memory.

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