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antibody deficiency syndrome


Definition: any of a group of disorders associated with a defective antibody production resulting from defects in the B-type lymphocyte system or in T-type lymphocytes; the chief manifestation is an increased susceptibility to infection by various microorganisms.

See: agammaglobulinemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, immunodeficiency

Synonym(s): antibody deficiency disease

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