What is another word for xenotransplant?
13 synonyms found
[ zˈɛnətɹˌansplant], [ zˈɛnətɹˌansplant], [ z_ˈɛ_n_ə_t_ɹ_ˌa_n_s_p_l_a_n_t]
Xenotransplantation, the process of transferring living cells, tissues, or organs from animals to humans, is a complex medical procedure. While the term "xenotransplantation" is widely used, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this process, including heterotransplantation, allo-xenotransplantation, and cross-species transplantation. Heterotransplantation refers to the transfer of organs between different species, while allo-xenotransplantation refers specifically to the transfer of organs or tissues between different species in which immune responses are present. Cross-species transplantation is a broader term that can refer to any transfer of living tissue between different species. Regardless of the term used, xenotransplantation remains a promising area of research that could revolutionize medicine and save countless lives.