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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: im'yu-no-trans-fyu'zhun

Definition: An indirect transfusion in which the donor is first immunized by means of injections of an antigen prepared from microorganisms isolated from the recipient; later, the donor's blood is collected, defibrinated, and then administered to the patient; the latter is then presumably passively immunized by means of antibody formed in the donor, antibody that reacts with the microorganisms in the patient.

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