isoimmunization

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isoimmunization

 [i″so-im″u-nĭ-za´shun]
development of antibodies in response to isoantigens.

i·so·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(ī'sō-im'yū-nī-zā'shŭn),
Development of a significant titer of specific antibody as a result of antigenic stimulation with material contained on or in the red blood cells of another individual of the same species; for example, isoimmunization is likely to occur when an Rh-negative person is treated with a transfusion of Rh-positive blood from another human being, or an Rh-negative woman has a pregnancy in which the fetus inherits Rh-positive red blood cells.

i·so·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(ī'sō-im'yū-nī-zā'shŭn)
Development of a significant titer of specific antibody as a result of antigenic stimulation with material contained on or in the red blood cells of another individual of the same species.