immunodegradation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

immuno- +‎ degradation

Noun[edit]

immunodegradation ‎(uncountable)

  1. (immunology, rare) Degradation of or by the immune system.
    • 1975 May 1, Joel F. Habener, “Radioimmunoassay of Human Proparathyroid Hormone: Analysis of Hormone Content in Tissue Extracts and in Plasma”, in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism:
      The inhibition of immunodegradation was most pronounced at low temperature []
    • 1983, Franz Schmid, Cell Therapy: A New Dimension of Medicine, page 168:
      A special group must be mentioned: 4. artificial immunodegradation (immunosuppression)
    • 2016 January 22, Guanying Chen, “Nanochemistry and Nanomedicine for Nanoparticle-based Diagnostics and Therapy”, in Chemical Reviews:
      These mechanisms include enzymatic degradation, immunodegradation, sequestration by the reticuloendothelial system (RES) in the bloodstream, acid hydrolysis in the stomach, mucociliary clearance in the lungs, etc.