Glossary

Transplant
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Organ or tissue that is transfered to another individual. Named in relation to the origin of the transplant:
- allogenic, homogenic transplant when transferred from human to human (of the same species) e.g. allo- or homograft
- xenogenic, heterogenic transplantation when transferred from animal to human (different species e.g. xeno- or heterograft)
- autogenic transplantation (recipient and donor are identical) e.g. autograft

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28