hyperimmune


hyperimmune
Having large quantities of specific antibodies in the serum from repeated immunizations or infections.

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hy·per·im·mune .hī-pə-rim-'yün adj exhibiting an unusual degree of immunization <\hyperimmune swine>:
a) of a serum containing exceptional quantities of antibody
b) of an antibody having the characteristics of a blocking antibody

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hy·per·im·mune (hi″pər-ĭ-mūnґ) having large quantities of specific antibodies in the serum.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hyperimmune — |hīpə(r)+ adjective Etymology: hyper + immune : exhibiting an unusual degree of immunization hyperimmune swine a. of a serum : containing exceptional quantities of antibody b. of an antibody : having the characteristics of a blocking antibody …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperimmune — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperimmune — adjective Medicine having a high concentration of antibodies produced in reaction to repeated injections of an antigen. Derivatives hyperimmunized adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperimmune — hy·per·immune …   English syllables

  • hyperimmune — hy per•im•mune′ adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hyperimmune serum — Serum prepared from animals that have recently received repeated injections or applications of a chosen antigen; thus the serum should contain a very high concentration of polyclonal antibodies against that antigen …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hyperimmune globulin — any of various immunoglobulin preparations that are especially high in antibodies against certain specific diseases …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperimmune serum — antiserum with an especially high antibody titer produced by repeated antigen injections …   Medical dictionary

  • HAGG — hyperimmune antivariola gamma globulin …   Medical dictionary

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