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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These criteria have recently been submitted to the European Society for Immunodeficiencies.
Classical primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are usually monogenic (Mendelian) disorders affecting host defenses.
The primary immunodeficiencies consist of a group of disorders that are caused by abnormalities of the immune system; the most common of these disorders involve the humoral disorders is common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), which is characterized by a decrease in the level of total immunoglobulin (Ig) G in addition to a reduction in the level of either IgA or IgM.
Alexander has been named the JMF Man of the Year and will be saluted for his commitment, compassion and dedication to children with Primary Immunodeficiencies at the 17th annual event to be held at the Plaza Hotel.
Convinced that the NIPCs were a crucial factor in the clinical outcome of patients with AIDS or other immunodeficiencies, Siegal and colleagues pursued identifying the specific cell type responsible for IFN-[alpha] production.
Stem cell transplantation is almost always curative for primary immunodeficiencies other than severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), according to a report in the February 15 issue of the Lancet.
There are more than two dozen different types of immunodeficiencies.
Meanwhile, the debate goes on about the need for such augmented therapy in otherwise healthy patients, or in patients with non-AIDs immunodeficiencies caused by certain drugs or by chemotherapy.
ASID, African Society for Immunodeficiencies CIS, Clinical Immunology Society EFIS, European Federation of Immunological Societies ESID, European Society for Immunodeficiencies Immunodeficiency Canada IDF, Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) INGID, International Nursing Group for Immunodeficiencies IPOPI, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies JMF, Jeffrey Modell Foundation LASID, Latin American Society for Immunodeficiencies PPTA, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Associations
Well aware that infectious diseases and immunodeficiencies are the leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in the world, but that little exists in one place about the neurological implications of such infections, Barton (pediatrics, U.
Also, the age at which patients present with primary immunodeficiencies has changed drastically in recent decades.
Volume I opens with a dialog between the volume editors on the definition of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs); additional papers in this volume focus on PIDs in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Asia, Iran, and the South Pacific.

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