\mˈɪθɹɪdətˌɪzəm], \mˈɪθɹɪdətˌɪzəm], \m_ˈɪ_θ_ɹ_ɪ_d_ə_t_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
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Immunity against the action of a poison produced by small and gradually increasing doses of the same.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A state of immunity from the effects of a poison secured by administering the latter in constantly larger and larger doses until the system is habituated to it.
By Alexander Duane
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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Idiopathic Hypercatabolic Hypoproteinemias
- series of gastrointestinal disorders which share in common excessive loss protein, mainly albumin, across gut wall. occur stomach (Menetrier disease), as well the small bowel (intestinal lymphangiectases, assorted inflammatory states). They are also occasionally associated with congestive heart failure (again a bowel protein loss).