combined immunological deficiency disease
combined immunological deficiency disease[kəm′bīnd ‚im·yə·nə′läj·ə·kəl də′fish·ən·sē di‚zēz]
A severe and usually fatal disease in which the individual lacks not only the T (thymus-derived) cells, which are responsible for graft rejection and for defense against viruses, but also the B (bone-marrow-derived) cells, which are responsible for production of globulins and antibodies. Also known as CID disease.
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