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Definition: 'Isoimmunization'

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isoimmunization

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī′sō-im′yū-nī-zā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. Development of a significant titer of specific antibody as a result of antigenic stimulation with material contained on or in the red blood cells of another individual of the same species; isoimmunization is likely to occur when an Rh-negative person is treated with a transfusion of Rh-positive blood from another human being, or an Rh-negative woman has a pregnancy in which the fetus inherits Rh-positive red blood cells.



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