Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Derived or transferred from the same individual's body: autologous blood donation; an autologous bone marrow transplant.

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  • adj. Derived from part of the same individual (i.e. from the recipient rather than the donor)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. derived from organisms of the selfsame individual

Etymologies

auto- + -logous, as in homologous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From auto- + -logous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Aastrom, Baxter, NeoStem and Cytori Therapeutics Inc use cells taken from a patient's own body in what is known as an autologous transfer.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Provenge is designed to stimulate the body's immune system to combat tumors, also known as autologous cellular immunotherapy.

    Dendreon Names New CEO

  • Donnall Thomas, had shown that bone marrow, much like a kidney or liver, could be harvested from one patient and transplanted back—either into the same patient (called autologous transplantation) or into another patient (termed allogeneic transplantation).

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The chemotherapeutic equivalent of that surgical assault—of eviscerating the body and replacing it with an implant—was a procedure known as autologous bone marrow transplant, or ABMT, which roared into national and international prominence in the mid-1980s.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • JONATHAN GLASHOW, ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: Platelet-rich plasma or sometimes called autologous condition plasma which means taking your own blood and taking a fraction of that blood and putting it in the area where it's most needed.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2009

  • Known as autologous blood doping, it increases the number of red blood cells and gives a substantial boost to an athlete's endurance by allowing them to carry more oxygen.

    BBC News - Home

  • Peter Littlewood, chief executive officer of Australian Stem Cell HealthCare, said private blood banking gave parents peace of mind because children could be treated with their own cord blood in a process called autologous treatment.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Clinically, the process is called autologous fat transfer, or natural breast augmentation.

    Latest News from SYS-CON MEDIA

  • PROVENGE is the first in a new therapeutic class known as autologous cellular immunotherapies.

    The Medical Quack

  • The procedure is known as autologous islet cell transplantion.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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