Immunotherapy



[im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pee, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊˈθɛr ə pi, ɪˌmyu-/

noun, plural immunotherapies.
1.
treatment designed to produce immunity to a disease or enhance the resistance of the immune system to an active disease process, as cancer.
/ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
(med) the treatment of disease by stimulating the body’s production of antibodies

immunotherapy im·mu·no·ther·a·py (ĭm’yə-nō-thěr’ə-pē, ĭ-myōō’-)
n.
Treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response.
im’mu·no·ther’a·peu’tic (-pyōō’tĭk) adj.
im’mu·no·ther’a·pist n.

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