Immunocompromised


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immunocompromised

 [im″u-no-kom´pro-mīzd]
having the immune response attenuated by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, by irradiation, by malnutrition, or by certain disease processes such as the viral infection that produces the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prō-mīzd),
Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because it has been so rendered by immunosuppressive agents.

immunocompromised

/im·mu·no·com·pro·mised/ (-kom´pro-mīzd) having the immune response attenuated by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, by irradiation, by malnutrition, or by certain disease processes (e.g., cancer).

immunocompromised

(ĭm′yə-nō-kŏm′prə-mīzd, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
adj.
Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.

immunocompromised

[-kom′prəmīzd′]
Etymology: L, immunis, free from, compromittere, to promise mutually
pertaining to an immune response that has been weakened by a disease or an immunosuppressive agent.

immunocompromised

adjective Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection (e.g., HIV, TB) or chemotherapy.

immunocompromised

adjective Immunology Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection–eg, HIV, TB, or chemotherapy

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prŏ-mīzd)
Denoting an individual with deficient immunologic mechanisms either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because the system has been rendered so by immunosuppressive agents.

Immunocompromised

A change or alteration of the immune system that normally serves to fight off infections and other illnesses. This can involve changes in antibodies that the body produces (hygogammaglobulinemia), or defect in the cells that partake in the immune response. Diseases such as AIDS and cancer exhibit changes in the body's natural immunity.

im·mu·no·com·pro·mised

(im'yū-nō-kom'prŏ-mīzd)
Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or it made by immunosuppressive agents.

immunocompromised,

adj having the quality of an immune response that has been weakened by a disease or immunosuppressive agent.

immunocompromised

having reduced immune responsiveness as a result of inherited defects or infection, particularly by retroviruses and herpesviruses or by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, including antilymphocyte serum, by irradiation, by malnutrition, and by certain disease processes, e.g. cancer.
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