tissue-typing
The process of determining the allelic types of the antigens of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) that determine whether a tissue graft will be accepted or rejected. At present carried out either by use of polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies against MHC antigens, or less usually by tests of MHC-restricted cell function or skin grafting (the latter not in humans).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • tissue typing — n the determination of the degree of compatibility of tissues or organs from different individuals based on the similarity of histocompatibility antigens esp. on lymphocytes and used esp. as a measure of potential rejection in an organ transplant …   Medical dictionary

  • tissue typing — noun a series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay * * * noun : the determination of the degree of compatibility… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tissue-typing — tissˈue typing noun The determination of body tissue types, eg to ensure compatibility between the donor and the recipient in transplant surgery • • • Main Entry: ↑tissue …   Useful english dictionary

  • tissue typing — identification of specific genetically linked antigens in tissue in order to minimize antigenic differences between donor and recipient tissue in organ transplantation. Also called tissue matching. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • tissue typing — noun A procedure in which the tissues of a prospective donor and recipient are tested for compatibility prior to transplantation …   Wiktionary

  • tissue typing — determination of the HLA profiles of tissues to assess their compatibility. It is the most important predictor of success or failure of a transplant operation …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Типирование Ткани (Tissue Typing) — определение HLA профилей тканей для выявления их совместимости друг с другом. Такое определение тканевой совместимости позволяет заранее предсказать успех или неудачу операции, связанной с пересадкой органов. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • typing — type ► NOUN 1) a category of people or things having common characteristics. 2) a person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the defining characteristics of something. 3) informal a person of a specified character or nature: a sporty type. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Carbon tissue — Carbon Car bon (k[aum]r b[o^]n), n. [F. carbone, fr. L. carbo coal; cf. Skr. [,c]r[=a] to cook.] (Chem.) 1. An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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