Definitions for "Histocompatibility"
Keywords:  hla, leukocyte, graft, donor, gvhd
The state of similarity between tissues of the donor and the patient (recipient). The level of histocompatability describes how well a patient and donor are matched. The major histocompatability determinants in humans are called human leukocyte antigens ( HLA). The closer the match, the less likely the donated stem cells and the patient's body will react against each other (see GVHD.) HLA: See Human Leukocyte Antigens
literally means the ability of cells to get along with each other. Used to determine whether a transplanted tissue or organ will be acceptable by the recipient. Histocompatibility is determined by the major histocompatibility complex molecules.
The ability to accept grafts between individuals.