immunocompetence


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immunocompetence

 [im″u-no-kom´pĕ-tens]
the capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to antigen. Called also immunoresponsiveness. adj., adj immunocom´petent.

im·mu·no·com·pe·tence

(im'yū-nō-kom'pĕ-tens),
The ability to produce a normal immune response.

immunocompetence

/im·mu·no·com·pe·tence/ (-kom´pĕ-tens) immunoresponsiveness; the capacity to develop an immune response after exposure to antigen.immunocom´petent

immunocompetence

[-kom′pətəns]
the ability of an immune system to mobilize and deploy its antibodies and other responses to stimulation by an antigen. Immunocompetence may be weakened in older individuals as a result of age-related attenuation in T cell function. It may also be diminished by viruses, radiation, and chemotherapeutic drugs. immunocompetent, adj.

im·mu·no·com·pe·tence

(im'yū-nō-kom'pĕ-tĕns)
The ability to produce a normal immune response.

Immunocompetence

An individual's ability to fight off infection.

immunocompetence

the capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to antigen.
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Lo and behold, only in the group performing t'ai chi was there a marked improvement in immunocompetence (T--lymphocytes).