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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).
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Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because it has been so rendered by immunosuppressive agents.
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Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.
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immunocompromisedadjective Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection (e.g., HIV, TB) or chemotherapy.
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immunocompromisedadjective Immunology Having an impaired immune responsiveness caused by acquired or congenital immunodeficiency, infection–eg, HIV, TB, or chemotherapy
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Denoting an individual with deficient immunologic mechanisms either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because the system has been rendered so by immunosuppressive agents.
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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.
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Denoting a person with an immunologic mechanism deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or it made by immunosuppressive agents.
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