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acute cellular rejection

 

Definition: graft rejection that usually begins within 10 days after a graft has been transplanted into a genetically dissimilar host. Lesions at the site of the graft characteristically are infiltrated with large numbers of lymphocytes and macrophages that cause tissue damage.

See: primary rejection

Synonym(s): acute rejection

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