immunotherapy

immunotherapy is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(im″yŭ-nō-ther′ă-pē )

( i-mū″nō-ther′ă-pē)
[immuno- + therapy]
The use of natural and synthetic substances to stimulate or suppress the immune response (as in patients with asthma, seasonal allergies, autoimmune illnesses, some cancers, or hypersensitivity to insect stings or anaphylaxis). Therapeutic agents are either antigen-specific or non-antigen-specific. Immunological therapies include cytokines (such as alpha interferon and interleukin-2), monoclonal antibodies, intravenous immune globulin, heat shock proteins, and cancer vaccines.
SYN: SEE: immunological therapy

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(im″yŭ-nō-ther′ă-pē )

( i-mū″nō-ther′ă-pē)
[immuno- + therapy]
The use of natural and synthetic substances to stimulate or suppress the immune response (as in patients with asthma, seasonal allergies, autoimmune illnesses, some cancers, or hypersensitivity to insect stings or anaphylaxis). Therapeutic agents are either antigen-specific or non-antigen-specific. Immunological therapies include cytokines (such as alpha interferon and interleukin-2), monoclonal antibodies, intravenous immune globulin, heat shock proteins, and cancer vaccines.
SYN: SEE: immunological therapy

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.