severe combined immune deficiency
noun see severe combined immunodeficiency

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • severe combined immune deficiency — noun see severe combined immunodeficiency * * * Pathol. a group of rare congenital disorders in which both cell mediated and humoral immunity are lacking, causing susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses and an inability to live in a normal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • severe combined immune deficiency — Pathol. a group of rare congenital disorders in which both cell mediated and humoral immunity are lacking, causing susceptibility to a wide variety of illnesses and an inability to live in a normal environment. Also, severe combined… …   Universalium

  • severe combined immune deficiency — a rare disorder that usually manifests itself within the first three months of life by severe bacterial, fungal, and viral infection and failure to thrive. It is due to reduced numbers of T and B lymphocyte white blood cells necessary for… …   Medical dictionary

  • severe combined immune deficiency — SCID a rare disorder that usually manifests itself within the first three months of life by severe bacterial, fungal, and viral infection and failure to thrive. It is due to reduced numbers of T and B lymphocytes – white blood cells necessary for …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • severe combined immunodeficiency — n a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that results usu. in early death abbr. SCID called also severe combined immune deficiency, severe… …   Medical dictionary

  • severe combined immunodeficiency — noun a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • severe combined immunodeficiency — noun Date: 1973 a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that usually results in early death called also severe combined immune deficiency …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • immune system disorder — Introduction        Disorders of the immune systemany of various failures in the body s defense mechanisms against infectious organisms (see table (Disorders of the immune system)). Disorders of immunity include immune deficiency diseases, such… …   Universalium

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