immunotherapy

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noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \ˌi-myə-nō-ˈther-ə-pē, i-ˌmyü-nō-\

Definition of immunotherapy

  1. :  treatment or prevention of disease (such as an autoimmune disorder, allergy, or cancer) that involves the stimulation, enhancement, suppression, or desensitization of the immune system — see adoptive immunotherapy

immunotherapeutic

play \ˌi-myə-nō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ adjective

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immunotherapy

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noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of immunotherapy

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immunotherapies

  1. :  treatment or prevention of disease (such as a cancer, autoimmune disorder, or allergy) that involves the stimulation, enhancement, suppression, or desensitization of the immune system Demonstrating promise is immunotherapy, in which special medications are used to beef up the body's own cancer-fighting cells.—Harvard Health Letter, August 1997 If environmental control and pharmacotherapy fail to control symptoms, then allergen immunotherapy—also called hyposensitization or desensitization—may be considered.—Discover, March 1998—called also immune therapy; see adoptive immunotherapy

immunotherapeutic

\-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\play adjective immunotherapeutic activity immunotherapeutic methods

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