immunotherapy


im·mu·no·ther·a·py

noun \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of IMMUNOTHERAPY

:  the treatment or prevention of disease by taking measures to increase immune system functioning (as by the administration of antibodies or hyposensitization)
im·mu·no·ther·a·peu·tic \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\ adjective

Origin of IMMUNOTHERAPY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1911

im·mu·no·ther·a·py

noun \-ˈther-ə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural im·mu·no·ther·a·pies

Medical Definition of IMMUNOTHERAPY

: treatment of or prophylaxis against disease by attempting to produce active or passive immunity—called also immune therapy
im·mu·no·ther·a·peu·tic \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\ adjective

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