Definition of agammaglobulinemia in English:

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agammaglobulinemia

Pronunciation: /ˌāɡaməˌɡläbyələˈnēmēə/

noun

Medicine
Lack of gamma globulin in the blood plasma, causing immune deficiency.
Example sentences
  • The gamma-globulin zone is decreased in hypo-gammaglobulinemia and agammaglobulinemia.
  • One would anticipate seeing more of this type of disease in lymphoma leading to agammaglobulinemia, either with or without bronchiectisis.
  • For the past 20 years, intravenously administered immune globulin has been used in the treatment of agammaglobulinemia.

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Syllabification: a·gam·ma·glob·u·li·ne·mi·a

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