Definition of Tissue typing

1. Noun. A series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible.




Definition of Tissue typing

1. Noun. (medicine) A procedure in which the tissues of a prospective donor and recipient are tested for compatibility prior to transplantation ¹

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Medical Definition of Tissue typing

1. The process of determining the allelic types of the antigens of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) that determine whether a tissue graft will be accepted or rejected. at present carried out either by use of polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies against MHC antigens or less usually by tests of MHC restricted cell function or skin grafting (the latter not in humans). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tissue Typing

tissue lymph
tissue molding
tissue paper
tissue perfusion
tissue plasminogen activator
tissue polypeptide antigen
tissue preservation
tissue procollagenase
tissue registration
tissue respiration
tissue survival
tissue tension
tissue therapy
tissue thromboplastin inhibition time
tissue transplantation
tissue typing (current term)
tissue valve
tissue weighting factor
tissued
tissueless
tissuelike
tissues
tissuey
tissuing
tissular
tissy
tiswas
tiswases
tit
tit-tat-toe

Literary usage of Tissue typing

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1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"tissue typing, or histocompatibility testing, involves matching the markers of self on body tissues; because the typing is usually done on white blood cells ..."

2. Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program by Emily Ann Meyer, Kristine M. Gebbie, Kathi E. Hanna (2005)
"Nat Rev Immunol 3:108-122. 65. Petersdorf, EW, C. Anasetti, PJ Martin, and JA Hansen. 2003. tissue typing in support of unrelated ..."

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