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 (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.


(Medicine) (of a person's immune system) having a deficiency
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Adj.1.immunodeficient - incapable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen; "immunodeficient rodents"
immunocompetent - capable of developing an immune response following exposure to an antigen; "immunocompetent cells"


adj inmunodeficiente
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In conclusion, even by using samples with high titers of HEV RNA in injection experiments, we were unable to cause infection with G3 HEV in immunodeficient nude rats.
Following injection into the "border zone" and infarct area of immunodeficient rats one week after induced myocardial infarction, the researchers used echocardiography to measure myocardial function and other analyses to measure the size of scaring, density of blood vessels in the scar, and the health of myocardial tissues.
The first section, on organ transplantation, begins with discussion of principles and concepts and continues with chapters addressing immunodeficient patients, immunosuppressive drugs, human papillomavirus and squamous cell cancer, pre- and posttransplant management, and future trends.
Chapter 12 uses the xenotransplantation model of immunodeficient mice for identification and characterization of human leukemic stem cells.
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The technology combines the antigenic stimulation of donated human lymphoid cells with the grafting of the cells into severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice.
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The Immunology section consists of chapters covering laboratory assessment of immunologic function, immunodeficient states, and autoimmunity.

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