immunotherapy

noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \ ˌi-myə-nō-ˈther-ə-pē , i-ˌmyü-nō- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of immunotherapy

: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

noun im·mu·no·ther·a·py \ -ˈther-ə-pē \

medical Definition of immunotherapy

plural immunotherapies
: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 LetterAugust 1997
  • If environmental control and pharmacotherapy fail to control symptoms, then allergen immunotherapy—also called hyposensitization or desensitization—may be considered.
  • DiscoverMarch 1998
called also immune therapy; see adoptive immunotherapy

immunotherapeutic

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

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