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the branch of pharmacology concerned with the immune system


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  • Immunopotentiation

    immunopotentiation im·mu·no·po·ten·ti·a·tion (ĭm’yə-nō-pə-těn’shē-ā’shən, ĭ-myōō’-) n. Enhancement of the immune response by increasing the speed and extent of its development and by prolonging its duration.

  • Immunopotentiator

    immunopotentiator im·mu·no·po·ten·ti·a·tor (ĭm’yə-nō-pə-těn’shē-ā’tər, ĭ-myōō’-) n. An agent that on inoculation enhances the immune response.

  • Immunoprecipitation

    [im-yuh-noh-pri-sip-i-tey-shuh n, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ prɪˌsɪp ɪˈteɪ ʃən, ɪˌmyu-/ noun 1. the separation of an antigen from a solution by the formation of a large complex with its specific antibody. immunoprecipitation im·mu·no·pre·cip·i·ta·tion (ĭm’yə-nō-prĭ-sĭp’ĭ-tā’shən, ĭ-myōō’-) n. The precipitation of sensitized antigen as the result of the interaction of antigen with a specific antibody in solution.

  • Immunoproliferative disorder

    immunoproliferative disorder im·mu·no·pro·lif·er·a·tive disorder (ĭm’yə-nō-prə-lĭf’ə-rā’tĭv, ĭ-myōō’-) n. A disorder characterized by the production of an abnormally high number of antibody-producing cells, especially those associated with autoallergic disturbances and gamma-globulin abnormalities.

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