oral tolerization


oral tol·​er·​iza·​tion -ˌtä-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce oral tolerization (audio)
: treatment of an autoimmune disease by feeding to the affected individual the autoantigen inducing the immune response and causing the disease in order to suppress the immune response by invoking oral tolerance

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“Oral tolerization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oral%20tolerization. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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