alloimmunization

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al·lo·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(al-lō'im-myū'nī-zā'shŭn),
Immunization against a non-self protein, as occurs in patients receiving transfusions.

alloimmunization

/al·lo·im·mu·ni·za·tion/ (-im″u-nĭ-za´shun) an immune response generated in an individual or strain of one species by an alloantigen from a different individual or strain of the same species.

al·lo·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(al-lō'im-myū'nī-zā'shŭn)
Immunization against a non-self protein, as occurs in patients receiving transfusions.

alloimmunization

development of antibodies in response to alloantigens; antigens derived from a genetically dissimilar animal of the same species. See also alloantigen.

alloimmunization of pregnancy
sensitization of the dam against fetal red blood cell antigens that leak into the maternal circulation across the placenta or during parturition is uncommon except in the mare and sow where it gives rise to alloimmune hemolytic anemia of the newborn.