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Found Immunodeficiency 9 times.

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1. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
A collection of disorders that develop as a result of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) , which attacks helper T cells , crippling the immune system and greatly reducing the body's ability to fight infection; results in premature death brought about by various diseases that overwhelm the compromised immune system.

2. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus)
Acronym for Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome. An epidemic disease caused by an infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), a retrovirus that causes immune system failure and debilitation and is often accompanied by cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma as well as secondary infections such as tuberculosis . AIDS is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.

3. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
The retrovirus that attacks T-cells in the human immune system , destroying the body's defenses and allowing the development of AIDS .

4. Human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III)
An obsolete term for human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ), which causes Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome ( AIDS ).

5. Immune gamma globulin (gamma globulin)
A concentration of gamma globulin protein s from the donated blood serum of many human donors, which is used as a drug to boost the immune system . It is used to treat such diseases as hepatitis A , measles, rubella, immunoglobulin deficiencies, and immunodeficiency diseases such as AIDS .

6. Immunodeficient (noun: immunodeficiency)
Unable to stage an effective immune response to an invading antigen .

7. Immunopathology
A branch of medicine that deals with the study of how the body fights off disease and the study of immunodeficiency diseases.

8. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
A genetic disorder in which afflicted individuals have no functional immune system and are prone to infections. Both the cell-mediated immune response and the antibody-mediated response are absent.

9. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is characterized by thrombocytopenia, eczema, and infection prone because of immunodeficiency. Inheritance is X-linked recessive.