immunosuppression

immunosuppression

[im-yuh-noh-suh-presh-uhn, ih-myoo-]
noun Pathology.
the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.

Origin:
1960–65; immuno- + suppression

immunosuppressed, adjective
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immunosuppression (ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛʃən)
 
n
medical suppression of the body's immune system, esp in order to reduce the likelihood of rejection of a transplanted organ

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immunosuppression im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion (ĭm'yə-nō-sə-prěsh'ən, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
Suppression of the immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or control autoimmune diseases. Also called immunodepression.


im'mu·no·sup·pres'sive adj.
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immunosuppression   (ĭm'yə-nō-sə-prěsh'ən, ĭ-my'-)  Pronunciation Key 
Suppression of the body's immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or to treat autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus.
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