Immunodeficiency

Where the body's immunological system of defence against infection is defective.

Immunodeficiency

Incomplete immune system; either antibody-mediated, cell-mediated immunity, or both may be abnormal.

Immunodeficiency

Immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) is a state in which the immune system`s ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent. Immunodeficiency may also decrease cancer immunosurveillance. Most cases of immunodeficiency are acquired (`secondary`) but some people are born with defects in their immune system, or primary im......
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immunodeficiency

(im″u-no-dә-fish´әn-se) a deficiency of immune response or a disorder in which the immune response is deficient; classified as antibody (B cell), cellular (T cell), or combined deficiency disorders. Antibody immunodeficiencies are marked by hypo- or dysgammaglobulinemia, recurrent bacterial otitis medi...
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Immunodeficiency

failure of the body's immune system to fight disease
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Immunodeficiency

Immunodeficiency diseases are defects of the immune system, and impair the functioning of the immune system. Patients are more susceptible to recurrent and persistent infections. Other symptoms can be common as well. There are more than 70 primary immune deficiencies (PIDs), and these are grouped according to which elements fo the immune system are...
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Immunodeficiency

Immunodeficiency: Inability to mount a normal immune response. Immunodeficiency can be due to a genetic disease or acquired as in AIDS due to HIV.
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immunodeficiency

inability of the immune system to work properly, resulting in increased susceptibility to disease.
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immunodeficiency

Inabillity to mount a normal immune response. Immunodeficiency can be due to a genetic disease or acquired as in aids due to HIV. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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immunodeficiency

The decreased ability of the body to fight infections and other diseases.
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immunodeficiency

Type: Term Pronunciation: im′yū-nō-dē-fish′en-sē, i-myū′ Definitions: 1. A condition resulting from a defective immune mechanism; may be primary (due to a defect in the immune mechanism itself) or secondary (dependent on another disease process), specific (due to a defect in either the B-lymphocyte or the ...
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immunodeficiency

[n] - immunological disorder in which some part of the body`s immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
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