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 (ĭm′yə-nō-kŏm′pĭ-tənt, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
Having the normal bodily capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen.

im′mu·no·com′pe·tence n.


(Biology) the capacity of the immune system to carry out its function of distinguishing alien from endogenous material; ability of the body to resist disease
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Noun1.immunocompetence - the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
ability - the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
immunodeficiency - immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
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The use of a double transgenic system without the loss of immunocompetence should support stem cell research in fields other than cartilage regeneration.
Etiology is conditioned by determinants and predisposing factors [49, 55], corresponding to the last ones, situations which favor the infectious agents action as climatic elements, stabling conditions, pre and postmilking mammary gland hygiene, mechanized milking apparatus state, nutritional factors and immunocompetence, besides physiological variables linked to the animals like number of parity, lactation period and others [1, 3, 5, 32, 41, 44, 50].
The dietary protein was needed for optimized growth and feed efficiency which can also generally increase immunocompetence (Latshaw, 1991) and ultimately improved survivability of lambs.
Local chicken breeds are often endowed with major genes that confer adaptability and improve performances or immunocompetence in tropical conditions [4,5].
1] Factors which influence immunocompetence are immune senescence, changes in non-adaptive immunity, chronic diseases, medications, malnutrition and functional impairments.
For this reason, we used the weight of the spleen (nearest gram) to assess immunocompetence in healthy individuals, defined as animals negatively diagnosed with T.
Selenium and immunocompetence in patients with head and neck cancer.
The fact that autoimmune and inflammatory diseases can occur despite an apparent loss of immunocompetence caused by HIV infection is a true paradox.
Because of higher activities of POD, PO, and ALP associated with semigranulocytes and granulocytes, these two cell types might have a stronger immunocompetence than hyalinocytes.
Risk factors include baseline immunocompetence of the patient, presence of comorbid conditions, and patient age (Kleinpell & Schorr, 2014).
Immunocompetence is more complex than absence of HIV infection and involves a normal capacity to develop an immune response following the exposure to an antigen or broadly a normal immune response, but usually immunocompetent is define as the opposite of immunodeficiency.
In layer chicken also reported that polymorohism at exon 1 of Pit-1 are associated with immunocompetence traits [11].