graft-versus-host disease


graft–versus–host disease

noun

Definition of GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE

:  a potentially fatal bodily condition that results when T cells from a tissue or organ transplant and especially a bone marrow transplant react immunologically against the recipient's antigens attacking cells and tissues

First Known Use of GRAFT-VERSUS-HOST DISEASE

1965

graft–versus–host disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRAFT–VERSUS–HOST DISEASE

: a bodily condition that results when T cells from a usually allogeneic tissue or organ transplant and especially a bone marrow transplant react immunologically against the recipient's antigens attacking cells and tissues, that affects especially the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and liver with symptoms including skin rash, fever, diarrhea, liver dysfunction, abdominal pain, and anorexia, and that may be fatal—abbreviation GVHD; called also graft-versus-host reaction

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