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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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