immunomodulation

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(im″yŭ-nō-moj″ŭ-lā′shŏn )

( i-mū″nō-moj″ŭ-lā′shŏn)
[immuno- + modulation]

1. The alteration of immune responses with monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, glucocorticoids, immunoglobulins, transfusion therapy, ultraviolet light, plasmapheresis, or related agents known to alter cellular or humoral immunity.
SEE: immunotherapy; SEE: biological response modifier
2. In alternative medicine, the use of vitamins, minerals, natural foods, or other nutrients to promote health or prevent degenerative or malignant diseases.
SEE: biotherapy

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