xenotransplantation(redirected from Xenotransplants)
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The surgical transfer of cells, tissues, or especially whole organs from an organism of one species to an organism of a different species.
xenotransplantationXenogeneic transplantation Transplant biology The transplantation of cells or tissues from one species to another; the use of live, nonhuman animal cells, tissues, and organs in humans. See Xenograft.
xenotransplantationTransplantation of organs from animals, usually transgenic animals, especially pigs, specifically engineered for the purpose. Until recently, no transplanted pig organ had survived for more than a month. But advances in the development of new immunosuppressive agents against xenografts and the identification of the main target for human xenoreactive (anti-pig) antibodies have extended this period to an average of 76 days. Precautions can also be taken against virus transmission. The future for xenotransplantation seems bright.
the transplantation of an organ or tissue from an animal of one species to an animal of a different species.