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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Effect of probiotic on performance and immunocompetence in broiler chicks.
Influence of adult thymectomy on immunocompetence in patients with myasthenia gravis.
We know that in the presence of UV radiation, drinking alcohol can alter the body's immunocompetence, the ability to produce a normal immune response," Dr Eva Negri, one of the authors of the study, told Daily Mail.
Thus, males may be more susceptible to infection than females not only because androgens reduce immunocompetence, but because sex steroid hormones affect disease resistance genes and behaviors that make males more susceptible to infection [25].
Effect of different levels of zinc on the performance and immunocompetence of broilers under heat stress.
1,5,12 The patient-related factors may include the presence of co- morbidities and the level of immunocompetence.
The ability of mammary cancer cells and leukemic cells to implant in mice depends on the genetic background of the mice and their level of immunocompetence (14, 15).
difficile outbreaks have been described in the literature and have been associated with various factors, including decreased immunocompetence and administration of drugs, particularly fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins, and proton-pump inhibitors (3-6).
According to the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis, macho features like a strong jaw and squinty eyes advertise that a guy possesses high testosterone but since high levels of this masculinizing hormone interfere with the immune system, the theory goes, macho men must be extra-fit to withstand the handicap their extra testosterone confers.