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Problem: Describe how the adaptive immune system 'adapts'. What cellular responses allow the body to adapt to a very specific invader over about one week's time, generating many cells that are armed to attack that specific pathogen and can also sometimes prevent you from being infected again?

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Adaptive immune response occurs when the innate response is not enough to protect the body from the antigen present. The primary response of the adaptive immune system occurs when a new antigen enters the body.

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Describe how the adaptive immune system 'adapts'. What cellular responses allow the body to adapt to a very specific invader over about one week's time, generating many cells that are armed to attack that specific pathogen and can also sometimes prevent you from being infected again?

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