immunodeficiency

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immunodeficiency

a deficiency in or breakdown of a person's immune system

immunodeficiency

[¦im·yə‚nō·də′fish·ən·sē]
(immunology)
Any defect of antibody function or cell-mediated immunity.
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In contrast, immunodeficient mice exhibited no resistance upon rechallenge with HCC tumor cells following ablation of their HCC tumor.
Persistent excretion of VDPV in primary immunodeficient patients remains a potential risk to the global eradication of polio, as long as OPV is still used.
However, in our in vivo model system involving normal human skin transplanted onto immunodeficient mice, the immune response to injected virus would be minimal, indicating that the effects are more likely endogenous and not the result of recruitment of inflammatory cells into the skin.
These were the only cells that worked [to replenish the white blood cells of immunodeficient mice], so we think they must be candidate human stem cells," Weissman says.
This review recommends the general education of what is known about vaccine-preventable or vaccine-derived diseases being spread to immunodeficient patients at risk for close-contact spread of infection and describes the relative risks for a child with severe immunodeficiency," William T.
Vladimir Serikov, performed studies in human term placentas, human cord blood, and immunodeficient mice.
To the Editor: Protozoan parasites from the genus Cryptosporidium have been described as a cause of diarrheal disease in immunodeficient and immunocompetent humans worldwide.
Laboratory studies in an immunodeficient (SCID) mouse model, where animals were reconstituted with human blood cells, showed HuMax-CD4 to effectively block HIV-1 replication and reduce depletion of CD4+ T-cells by the virus.
Herein we describe a unique proliferative serositis associated with E bieneusi infection of mesothelial cells in immunodeficient rhesus macaques.
2 SCIENCE, one of those teams reports using zidovudine (AZT), the only federally approved anti-HIV drug, to suppress HIV infection in immunodeficient mice.
HCC1806-RR was also orthotopically implanted into the mammary fat pads of immunodeficient mice to determine tumor cell sensitivity to chemotherapy alone or in combination with anti-VEGF-A antibody.
The product has not been shown to be superior to placebo for the treatment of diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in HIV-infected or immunodeficient patients.

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