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n. treatment which produces active or passive immunity to a disease

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Immunotherapy is the "treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response". Immunotherapies designed to elicit or amplify an immune response are classified as activation immunotherapies, while immunotherapies that reduce or suppress are classified as suppression immunotherapies.

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1. therapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system
(hypernym) therapy

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adoptive immunotherapy
treatment for cancer in which the patient's own white blood cells are used to attack cancer cells


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Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infections and other diseases. Also used to lessen certain side effects that may be caused by cancer treatment. Also called biological therapy, biotherapy, or biological response modifier (BRM) therapy.

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