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hypogammaglobulinemia

Pronunciation: hi'po-gam'a-glob'yu-li-ne'me-a

Definition: Decreased quantity of the gamma fraction of serum globulin; sometimes used loosely to denote decreased quantity of immunoglobulins in general; associated with increased susceptibility to pyogenic infections.

Synonym(s): hypogammaglobinemia

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