HLA complex n.
See major histocompatibility complex.
- HLA gene
noun, Immunology. 1. any of a complex of genes, located on human chromosome 6, that govern the expression of HLA.
- Hla system
noun 1. human leucocyte antigen system; a group of the most important antigens responsible for tissue compatibility, together with the genes that encode them. For tissue and organ transplantation to be successful there needs to be a minimum number of HLA differences between the donor’s and recipient’s tissue
- Hla typing
HLA typing (āch’ěl-ā’) n. A method for determining compatibility for bone marrow transplantation using the tissue of unrelated donors and recipients.
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