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

(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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