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immunotherapy

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noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of immunotherapy

  1. :  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 play \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\ adjective


Origin of immunotherapy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

immunotherapy

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noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of immunotherapy

plural im·mu·no·ther·a·pies

  1. :  treatment of or prophylaxis against disease by attempting to produce active or passive immunity—called also immune therapy

  2. im·mu·no·ther·a·peu·tic \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\play adjective




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