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anergy
noun
an·er·gy | \ ˈa-(ˌ)nər-jē \

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Definition of anergy
: a condition in which the body fails to react to an antigen

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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International Scientific Vocabulary a- entry 2 + -ergy (as in allergy

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anergy

noun
an·er·gy | \ ˈan-(ˌ)ər-jē \
plural anergies

Medical Definition of anergy


: a condition in which the body's immune system fails to react to an antigen : immunological
hyporesponsiveness Specific anergy is lack of reactivity to an individual antigen, while generalized
(nonspecific) anergy is the inability to react to any antigen.— Harriet Kitzman et al., The Journal of the
American Medical Association, 19 Apr. 2000 By deliberately throwing cells into anergy, researchers also hope
to control allergies and certain autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, in which white blood cells attack
the body's connective tissue in the joints.— Gina Kolata, The New York Times, 22 Oct. 1991

Other Words from anergy

anergic \ -jik \ adjective


If the second signal is not provided, the T cell becomes unresponsive (anergic). — Suryaprakash R. Sambhara
et al., Science,, 7 June 1991 Patients with AIDS have tended to be anergic (both on skin tests and in vitro) and
lymphopenic … — D. Peter Drotman, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 July 1983

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