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Antonyms for immunocompetence

the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen

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celatum infection suggests a possible "hidden immunodeficiency" rather than a true immunocompetence.
In addition, we measured the effects of chronic thermal stress on immunocompetence as measured by total hemocyte counts and phagocytic activity of hemocytes in vitro.
Given the importance of the NRRA and other assays as measures of stress and immunocompetence, it would be valuable to refine the incubation methods to a point where Haliotis iris hemocytes can be maintained in vitro for several hours.
We know that in the presence of UV radiation, drinking alcohol can alter the body's immunocompetence, the ability to produce a normal immune response," Dr Eva Negri, one of the authors of the study, told Daily Mail.
Supplementation of commercial laying hens diet with Eucalyptus improve productive performance and immunocompetence [16].
The ability of mammary cancer cells and leukemic cells to implant in mice depends on the genetic background of the mice and their level of immunocompetence (14, 15).
According to the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis, macho features like a strong jaw and squinty eyes advertise that a guy possesses high testosterone but since high levels of this masculinizing hormone interfere with the immune system, the theory goes, macho men must be extra-fit to withstand the handicap their extra testosterone confers.
These three factors taken together should enhance transmission of SNV by increasing interactions among deer mice with lowered immunocompetence.
Consequently, plumage quality is known to reflect general health or immunocompetence (Andersson 1994, Saks et al.
The effects of fluoranthene on the immunocompetence of the common marine mussel Mytilus edulis.
This is often called the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (Folstad and Karter 1992, Hillgarth and Wingfield 1997) and there is considerable variation among studies, and taxa, in the strength of evidence supporting this tradeoff (Roberts et al.
Micronutrient malnutrition results in a variable impairment of several aspects of immunocompetence [17].
187) Melatonin supplementation is known to increase Hemagglutination (HA) titer, NK cell and phagocytic activity used for evaluation of nonspecific immunocompetence and number of peripheral leukocytes.
Perinatal exposure to PCB either directly or through maternal exposure causes alterations in concentrations of growth-related hormones and growth in birds (Gould and others 1997), hippocampal information processing and neurochemical status in rats (Provost and others 1999), auditory and hormonal deficits in rats (Goldey and others 1995), and depressed immunocompetence (Tryphonas and others 1998) and decreased reproductive success in rats (Donahue and others 2002; Tryphonas and others 1998).
The combined effect of lead exposure and high or low dietary calcium on health and immunocompetence in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata).