1. a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
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How To Use xenotransplant In A Sentence

  • The main ethical problems included the health risks for the transplant recipient (e.g., a substantial risk of hyperacute rejection and graft-versus-host disease), traditional animal ethics issues, concerns about informed consent (complicated by empirical uncertainties and the possibility of legally mandated life-long health surveillance), fair allocation of health care resources, and the public health issue that xenotransplantation would allow viruses to jump the species barrier into humans. Human/Non-Human Chimeras
  • Xenotransplanters must overcome the problems of rejection, from the sugar-related hyperacute rejection to the insidiously slow T cell run processes of acute and chronic rejection. Analog Science Fiction and Fact
  • Xenotransplantation is currently an experimental technique only.
  • Patients undergoing xenotransplantation will be especially vulnerable, because their natural defences are down.
  • This work is making the possibility of xenotransplants much closer than ever before.
  • The clinical use of porcine xenotransplant is gaining wide acceptance the world over, said Dr. Cherian.
  • The ethics of xenotransplantation are relatively unworrying.
  • America's Food and Drug Administration has already published draft guidelines for xenotransplantation.
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