immunodeficiency

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im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

 (ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. pl. im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cies
An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.

im′mu·no·de·fi′cient adj.

immunodeficiency

(ˌimjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n
(Pathology) a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

im•mu•no•de•fi•cien•cy

(ˌɪm yə noʊ dɪˈfɪʃ ən si, ɪˌmyu-)

n., pl. -cies.
impairment of the immune response, predisposing to infection, certain chronic diseases, and cancer.
[1970–75]
im`mu•no•de•fi′cient, adj.

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

(ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē, ĭ-myo͞o′nō-dĭ-fĭsh′ən-sē)
The inability to produce a normal immune response, usually as a result of a disease or inherited disorder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
immunological disorder - a disorder of the immune system
acquired immune deficiency syndrome, AIDS - a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
agammaglobulinemia - a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
hypogammaglobulinemia - an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection
SCID, severe combined immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease - a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life
immunocompetence - the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
Translations
immunhiány

immunodeficiency

[ɪˌmjuːnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ] Ninmunodeficiencia f

immunodeficiency

n (Med) → Immunschwäche f

im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy

n. inmunodeficiencia, reacción inmune celular inadecuada que limita la habilidad de responder a estímulos antigénicos;
severe combined ___ diseaseenfermedad grave de ___ combinada.

immunodeficiency

n inmunodeficiencia; common variable — inmunodeficiencia variable común
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Once your immune system is weakened to the point where you get certain types of life-threatening diseases, infections, and cancers, you have what is called AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
A PROGRAM TO EDUCATE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME.
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): Implications for counseling and education.
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In 1988 the Africa Region of the World Bank adopted an agenda for action on the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic in Africa.
The condom is a prominent component of public health strategic planning for both contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Not many had the answer: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
The psychosocial and neuropsychiatric sequelae of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related disorders.
The number of persons reported with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the United States exceeded 200,000 by the end of 1991 (Centers for Disease Control, 1992).
This is a review of the global strategy originally drawn up in 1985-86 for the prevention and control of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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