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- noun An innate, acquired, or induced inability to develop a normal immune response.
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- noun A depletion in the
body's natural immunesystem, or in some component of it.
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- noun immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
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VATICAN CITY, Nov 30 Reuters - The Vatican on Tuesday blamed the spread of AIDS on an "immunodeficiency" of moral values among other factors and called for education, abstinence and greater access to drugs to fight the disease.
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The manufacturers 'datasheet, such as immunodeficiency, leukaemias, and a history of hypersensitivity to the components of the vaccine.
BIT225 is also in development for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus.
Biotron Soars on Results for Hepatitis C Drug Gavin Lower 2011
The Hospital serves one of the largest populations of pediatric immunodeficiency patients in the nation.
Since 2005, HHS has agreed to add to its recommended list severe combined immunodeficiency disease, or "bubble boy disease," and is still considering whether to add a congenital heart condition.
New Tests for Newborns, And Dilemmas for Parents Amy Dockser Marcus 2011
More than two decades later, a collaborative effort between NIH and the private sector allowed NIH researchers to rescue AZT after they discovered that it was effective against an entirely different health threat: the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS.
Margaret Anderson: Patients Need Discoveries Translated to New Therapies Margaret Anderson 2011
Within the first year, the fellow will participate in the diagnostic work-up of at least eight new immunodeficiency patients.
Kim E. Nichols, MD is studying the signaling mechanisms that regulate the activation of lymphocytes and macrophages types of white blood cells involved in many disease processes, including cancer, the lymphohistiocytoses, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency.
In-utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantations are a promising approach for the treatment of selected congenital immunodeficiency disorders (i.e. severe combined immunodeficiencies, chronic granulomatous disease, hyperIgM syndrome and others) and hemoglobinopathies (i.e. sickle cell disease and thalassemia).
Since then, some 65 million people have been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus HIV and more than 30 million have died.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.: World AIDS Day 2011: Working to End the Pandemic M.D. Anthony S. Fauci 2011
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