agammaglobulinemia

[n] - a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
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Agammaglobulinemia

Agammaglobulinemia: Total or near-total absence of gamma globulin, a protein fraction of the blood rich in antibodies, due to certain genetic diseases such as Bruton agammaglobulinemia or to acquired diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
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agammaglobulinemia

Synonym for agammaglobulinaemia ... <immunology> A rare disease where the body is unable to produce immune antibodies due to the lack of gamma globulin, a type of immunoglobulin, in the blood. The disease can be acquired or inherited as an X-linked recessive genetic disease. ... Origin: Gr. Haima = blood ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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agammaglobulinemia

noun a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
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agammaglobulinemia

(a-gam″ә-glob″u-lĭ-neĀ“me-ә) absence or severe deficiency of the plasma protein gamma globulin. This is seen transiently in babies immediately after birth, because gamma globulins are not produced in the fetus and those derived from the mother's blood are soon depleted. After 6 to 8 weeks, th...
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agammaglobulinemia

(from the article `gamma globulin`) ...of the other mammals, antibodies, when they are formed, occur in the gamma globulins. Persons who lack gamma globulin or who have an inadequate ...
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agammaglobulinemia

agammaglobulinemia, agammaglobulinaemia A rare disease where the body is unable to produce immune antibodies due to the lack of gamma globulin, a non-specific immunoglobulin, in the blood. The disease can be acquired or inherited as an X-linked recessive genetic disease.
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agammaglobulinemia

Type: Term Pronunciation: ā-gam′ă-glob′yū-li-nē′mē-ă Definitions: 1. Absence of, or extremely low levels of, the gamma fraction of serum globulin; sometimes used loosely to denote absence of immunoglobulins in general.
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