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immunology

 [im″u-nol´o-je]
the branch of biomedical science encompassing the study of the structure and function of the immune system (basic immunology); immunization, organ transplantation, blood banking, and immunopathology (clinical immunology); laboratory testing of cellular and humoral immune function (laboratory immunology); and the use of antigen--antibody reactions in other laboratory tests (serology and immunochemistry). adj., adj immunolog´ic.

im·mu·nol·o·gy

(im'yū-nol'ŏ-jē),
1. The science concerned with the various phenomena of immunity, induced sensitivity, and allergy.
2. Study of the structure and function of the immune system.
[immuno- + G. logos, study]

immunology

/im·mu·nol·o·gy/ (im″u-nol´ah-je) the branch of biomedical science concerned with the response of the organism to antigenic challenge, the recognition of self and not self, and all the biological, serological, and physical chemical effects of immune phenomena.immunolog´ic

immunology

(ĭm′yə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biomedicine concerned with the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.

im′mu·no·log′ic (-nə-lŏj′ĭk), im′mu·no·log′i·cal adj.
im′mu·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
im′mu·nol′o·gist n.

immunology

[im′yənol′əjē]
Etymology: L, immunis + Gk, logos, science
the study of the reaction of tissues of the immune system of the body to antigenic stimulation.

immunology

Medtalk The study of the body's immune system. See Clinical lab immunology, Clinical & lab immunology, Neuroendocrinoimmunology, Neuroimmunology, Psychoneuroimmunology.

immunology

The science and study of the many complex cellular and biochemical interactions involved in the functioning of the immune defences of the body and of the mechanisms that allow the body to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘non-self’.

immunology

the study of the IMMUNE SYSTEM and the IMMUNE RESPONSE.

im·mu·nol·o·gy

(im'yū-nol'ŏ-jē)
1. The science concerned with the various phenomena of immunity, induced sensitivity, and allergy.
2. Study of the structure and function of the immune system.
[immuno- + G. logos, study]

immunology,

n the study of the reaction of tissues of the immune system of the body to antigenic stimulation. See also immune system.

immunology

the scientific study of all aspects of immunity, including allergy, hypersensitivity, etc.
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EAACI was founded in 1956 in Florence and has become the largest medical association in Europe in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2007; 120: 1413-17.
The drug has been recommended in the guidelines for Management of treatment for Pediatric Patients of Bronchial Asthma, set forth by the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Hochberg, head of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
A study published in the July 2005 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that more than half of Americans aged six to 59 had a reaction to at least one of 10 common allergens between 1988 and 1994, 2.
A study in the January 2005 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests that the answer may lie partly in three-dimensional protein structures that are common to many different plants that cause allergies.
Later, he was head of the section of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of California and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de Estados Unidos elaboraron nuevas guias de manejo del asma durante la estacion, tos cuales fueron publicados en la revista Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Schapowal is a specialist in ear, nose, and throat diseases, allergology, and clinical immunology in Landquart, Switzerland.
The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine surveyed the homes of 25 allergy patients.
Among 200 patients with HIV treated with abacavir, the 13 with a particular constellation of three gene variants within the complex all developed an allergic reaction to the drug, says Simon Mallal of the Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics at Royal Perth Hospital in Australia.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences of Little Rock researchers and colleagues from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have published an article in the June Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that says boiling or frying rather than dry-roasting peanuts reduces the chance of an allergic reaction.

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