Absence of, or extremely low levels of, the gamma fraction of serum globulin; sometimes used loosely to denote absence of immunoglobulins in general. SEE ALSO: hypogammaglobulinemia.
- acquired a. SYN: common variable immunodeficiency.
- Bruton a. an X-linked condition, with hypo- or a.; the immune deficiency becomes apparent as maternally transmitted immunoglobulin levels decline in early infancy. SYN: X-linked a..
- secondary a. SYN: secondary immunodeficiency.
- Swiss type a. SYN: severe combined immunodeficiency.
- transient a. SYN: transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy.
- X-linked a. SYN: Bruton a..

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agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia or chiefly Brit agam·ma·glob·u·lin·ae·mia (.)ā-.gam-ə-.gläb-yə-lə-'nē-mē-ə n a pathological condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies compare DYSGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA

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agam·ma·glob·u·lin·emia (a-gam″ə-glob″u-lĭ-neґme-ə) [a-1 + gamma globulin + -emia] absence of all classes of immunoglobulins in the blood; the term was used before assays sensitive enough to detect very low levels of globulins were developed, and most such disorders are really hypogammaglobulinemias (q.v.); see also dysgammaglobulinemia and immunodeficiency.

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  • agammaglobulinemia — noun A condition in which gammaglobulins such as immunoglobulins are absent from the blood, or present only in low concentrations Agammaglobulinemia occurs in approximately 1 in 50 nbsp;000 live births …   Wiktionary

  • agammaglobulinemia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from a + International Scientific Vocabulary gamma globulin + New Latin emia Date: circa 1952 a condition in which the body forms few or no gamma globulins or antibodies • agammaglobulinemic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agammaglobulinemia — agammaglobulinemic, adj. /ay gam euh glob yeuh leuh nee mee euh/, n. Pathol. a condition of the blood, either congenital or acquired, in which there is near or complete absence of gamma globulin and a failure of the body to form antibodies,… …   Universalium

  • agammaglobulinemia — Incapacidad congénita para elaborar gamma globulinas y que, en el niño muy pequeño, se traduce en la aparición de infecciones repetidas y de gran gravedad …   Diccionario ecologico

  • agammaglobulinemia — ► femenino PATOLOGÍA Disminución o ausencia de gammaglobulinas de la sangre. Se manifiesta por infecciones frecuentes y recidivantes, tanto por gérmenes patógenos, como por gérmenes oportunistas, que no causan infecciones en condiciones normales …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • agammaglobulinèmia — a|gam|ma|glo|bu|li|nè|mi|a Mot Esdrúixol Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • agammaglobulinemia — n. lack of hemoglobin in the blood (Medical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agammaglobulinemia — agam·ma·glob·u·li·ne·mia …   English syllables

  • agammaglobulinemia — noun a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection • Hypernyms: ↑immunodeficiency …   Useful english dictionary

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