Definition of immunodeficiency in English:

immunodeficiency

Syllabification: im·mu·no·de·fi·cien·cy
Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōdəˈfiSHənsē, iˌmyo͞o-
 
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noun

  • Failure of the immune system to protect the body adequately from infection, due to the absence or insufficiency of some component process or substance.
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    • With more than 70 disorders classified as congenital immunodeficiencies and other syndromes in which immunodeficiency is a significant component, it is somewhat overwhelming to attempt a thorough cataloging.
    • Chapter 8 further discusses immunity and immunodeficiencies, including an introduction to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
    • Furthermore, children with humoral immunodeficiencies often have infections in other sites such as ears, lung, and skin.

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