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anergy

(ˈænədʒɪ)
n
1. lack of energy
2. (Physiology) immunol diminution or lack of immunity to an antigen
[from New Latin anergia, from an- + Greek ergon work]
anergic adj

anergy

1. a lack of strength.
2. the failure of the body to respond to an allergen or antigen.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anergy - reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigenanergy - reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen
immunological disorder - a disorder of the immune system
2.anergy - inactivity and lack of energyanergy - inactivity and lack of energy  
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
Translations

an·er·gy

n. anergia.
1. astenia, falta de energía;
2. reducción o falta de respuesta a un antígeno específico.

anergy

n anergia
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Factors limiting the usefulness of anergy skin testing include problems with standardization and reproducibility, the low risk for TB associated with a diagnosis of anergy, and the lack of apparent benefit of preventive therapy for groups of anergic HIV-infected person.
If the concern is an anergic reaction, the answer is "very quickly." At least 90% of the venom is released within 20 seconds of the sting, and 100% by one minute.
Enk, "Dendritic cells as a tool to induce anergic and regulatory T cells," Trends in Immunology, vol.
Taborda, "Additive effect of P10 immunization and chemotherapy in anergic mice challenged intratracheally with virulent yeasts of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis," Microbes and Infection, vol.
Usually, self-reactive B cells remain anergic in the periphery without T cell co-stimulation.
(86) On the other hand, treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis with sufficiently bactericidal multidrug therapy in anergic AIDS patients has generally proved successful.
Elephant 3 had no antibodies, which may indicate an anergic status of the mycobacteria-specific immune response (13).
Treatment of imipramine-resistant recurrent depressions, IV: a double-blind crossover study of tranylcypromine for anergic bipolar depression.
However, no reports have demonstrated that [gamma]-oryzanol possesses the ability to suppress anergic reaction.
Some evidence suggests that immunosuppressive medications and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may themselves make a patient with LTBI anergic, thereby resulting in a false-negative TST.
Youn, "Acquisition of anergic and suppressive activities in transforming growth factor-[beta]-costimulated [CD4.sup.+][CD25.sup.-] T cells," International Immunology, vol.
There has been speculation that synovial B-cells in RA may have some unusual lack of responsiveness abolishing their proliferative capability (anergic B-cells) leaving intact their antibody production [251].