alloimmune

adjective
al·​lo·​im·​mune | \ ˌal-ō-i-ˈmyün How to pronounce alloimmune (audio) \

Medical Definition of alloimmune

: of, relating to, or characterized by isoimmunization Various studies over the past decade have indicated that the alloimmune response, mediated by anti-HLA antibodies, plays a key role in the failure of kidney allografts; this concept has been extended to heart, lung, and composite tissue transplants.— Alexandre Loupy et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 26 Sept. 2013

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“Alloimmune.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alloimmune. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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