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Definition of the noun immunocompetence

What does immunocompetence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: immunocompetences

  1. the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: immunodeficiency
    • more generic word: ability = the quality of being able to perform

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Immunocompetence

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Google previewEssentials of Critical Care Nursing, A Holistic Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Immunocompetence is the ability of the body to produce a normal immune response following exposure to an antigen. Immunocompetence is the opposite of immunodeficiency or immunoincompetent or ...

Google previewAdult Health Nursing (2014)

by Kim Cooper, Kelly Gosnell

appropriately to a foreign stimulus, the body's integrity is maintained; this is called immunocompetence. Immunocompetence is the immune system's ability to mobilize and use its antibodies and other responses to stimulation by an antigen.

Google previewFoundations and Adult Health Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Immunocompetence: Immunocompetence is the ability of the body to produce a normal immune response following exposure to an antigen.

Google previewToxicological profile for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (1993)

draft by Clement International Corporation, United States. Public Health Service, United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Immunocompetence is an important factor in decreasing susceptibility of toxicity and disease due to exposure to environmental contaminants. Small children have an immature immune system, and the elderly may have a deficient immune ...

Google previewGeneral Surgery (2000)

by Traves D. Crabtree, Eugene F. Foley, Robert G. Sawyer

Immunocompetence is a greater risk than immunosuppression (C) Brown eyes is a greater risk than blue eyes (D) Brunette hair is a greater risk than ...

Google previewPerioperative Care of the Orthopedic Patient (2014)

by C. Ronald MacKenzie, Charles N. Cornell, Stavros G. Memtsoudis

Immunocompetence is an important component in the evaluation of protein stores and overall nutrition status of a patient. In order to maintain proper immune function, patients must maintain proper protein stores and adequate nutrition.

Google previewAnimal Contests (2013)

by Ian C. W. Hardy, Mark Briffa

Imp aired immunocompetence is an oft-quoted example.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

immunocompetence The ability of lymphocytes to recognize and deal effectively with specific antigens. Moderate exercise is thought to improve immunocompetence. immunodeficiency disease Disease resulting from ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

immunocompetence immunogenetics a change in color of the test strip. SYN: lateral flow test; strip test. immunocompetence (im"u-no-köm'pétëns) The ability of the body's immune system to respond to pathogenic organisms and tissue ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Immunocompetence. The ability of an immune system to mobilize antibodies and other responses to protect the body from invading organisms or foreign stimuli. Individuals who are immunocompromised include those with cancer and on ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Immunocompetence Impotent after it has been exposed to that disease. Through immunization, also known as vaccination, a small amount of an infectious agent is injected into the body to stimulate the body to develop immunity againstif.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

Although greater antibody response is usually interpreted as better immunocompetence, elevated antibody levels to latent viruses, such as ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

IMMUNOCOMPETENCE One aspect of growth and development which mediates the overall growth response to under- - nutrition and infection is the development of the immune system (4.7). Blymphocytes of the newborn child are functionally ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Psychology (2014)

by Alan J. Christensen, René Martin, Joshua Morrison Smyth

Integrated in Vivo Measures The foregoing methods of measuring immunocompetence provide indications of how specific parts of the immune system are functioning. However, there is little empirical evidence associating such methods with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

The immunocompetence of Schwann cells. Muscle and Nerve 37: 3–13. Pollard JD and Armati PJ (2011) CIDP – the ...

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Immunocompetence Meaning

Video shows what immunocompetence means. The body's capacity to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen. Immunocompetence ...

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