Mucosal ImmunityJAMA Resistance to infection across the mucous membranes. Dependent on immune cells and antibodies present in the lining of the urogenital tract, gastrointestinal tract, and other parts of the body exposed to the outside world. See also Antibodies; Genitourinary Tract; Mucous Membrane.
immunity that involves IgA antibodies located
in the mucous membranes at the openings of the body (e.g., the genital
tract). This type of immune defense repels invaders at their point of
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