immunodeficiency(redirected from congenital immunodeficiency)
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Related to congenital immunodeficiency: acquired immunodeficiency
n. pl. im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cies
An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.
(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.
The inability to produce a normal immune response, usually as a result of a disease or inherited disorder.
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|Noun||1.||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
immunodeficiency[ɪˌmjuːnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənsɪ] N → inmunodeficiencia f
n (Med) → Immunschwäche f
n. inmunodeficiencia, reacción inmune celular inadecuada que limita la habilidad de responder a estímulos antigénicos;
severe combined ___ disease → enfermedad grave de ___ combinada.