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immunomodulation

 [im″u-no-mod″u-la´shun]
adjustment of the immune response to a desired level, as in immunopotentiation, immunosuppression, or induction of immunologic tolerance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

immunomodulation

(im?yu-no-moj?u-la'shon, i-mu?no-) [ immuno- + modulation]
1. The alteration of immune responses with monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, glucocorticoids, immunoglobulins, ultraviolet light, plasmapheresis, or related agents known to alter cellular or humoral immunity. See: immunotherapy; biological response modifier
2. In alternative medicine, the use of vitamins, minerals, natural foods, or other nutrients to promote health or prevent degenerative or malignant diseases. See: biotherapy

transfusion-related immunomodulation

Abbreviation: TRIM
Alterations in the immune status of an individual who receives an allogeneic blood transfusion.
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