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  • adj. That causes, or is associated with, an extreme immune response


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From hyper- +‎ immune


  • An animal so treated is called a hyperimmune (Fig. 85).

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • That same year, a Utah State University biologist reported finding high levels of antibodies against the measles virus in the blood and spinal fluid of autistic children; the MMR, he postulated, had triggered a hyperimmune response that attacked the children's brains.

    Anatomy of a Scare

  • Some researchers even talk about a "hyperimmune serum" that would deliver antibodies to combat the disease after infection occurs, much like a tetanus shot.

    A New Weapon Against Ebola

  • Hoping to buy time, USAMRIID and the CDC had ordered all first responders to be treated with hyperimmune antirabies serum.


  • I was evaluating whether such hyperimmune milk products were able to protect in an ileal loop model against the entrotoxin-releasing entropathogenic E. coli.

    Rolf M. Zinkernagel - Autobiography

  • Of the hyperimmune sera, those produced in monkeys by Smith and myself proved the most satisfactory and were used fairly extensively for some time.

    Max Theiler - Nobel Lecture

  • Experiments in monkeys by Whitman and myself showed that by the use of a hyperimmune serum the quantity used for human vaccination could be considerably reduced.

    Max Theiler - Nobel Lecture

  • Fresh frozen plasma obtained from blood donors with high anti-HBs levels (hyperimmune plasma, HIP) containing at least 4,500 IU anti-HBs was used as alternative treatment for HBV recurrence prophylaxis post-LT.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Udhayakumar V, Oloo AJ, Nahlen BL, Lal AA (1999) Differential effect and interaction of monocytes, hyperimmune sera, and immunoglobulin G on the growth of asexual stage

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  • Begg AP (1995) Failure of hyperimmune plasma to prevent pneumonia caused by

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