Nonautologous vs. Autologous

By Jaxson

  • Autologous

    Autotransplantation is the transplantation of organs, tissues, or even particular proteins from one part of the body to another in the same person (auto- meaning “of the self”).

    The autologous tissue (also called autogenous, autogeneic, or autogenic tissue) transplanted by such a procedure is called an autograft or autotransplant.

    It is contrasted with allotransplantation (from other individual of same species), Syngeneic transplantation (Grafts transplanted between two genetically identical individuals of the same species) and xenotransplantation (from other species).

    A common example is the removal of a piece of bone (usually from the hip) and its being ground into a paste for the reconstruction of another portion of bone.

  • Nonautologous (adjective)

    Not autologous.

  • Autologous (adjective)

    Derived from part of the same individual (i.e. from the recipient rather than a different donor).


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