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Definition of T-cell depletion

T-cell depletion: Treatment designed to destroy T cells, which play an important role in the immune response. Elimination of T cells from a bone marrow graft from a donor may reduce the chance of graft-versus-host disease (an immune reaction against the recipient's tissues).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=24307
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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