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immunosuppressive

[im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-iv, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu-/
adjective
1.
capable of causing immunosuppression:
immunosuppressive drugs.
noun
2.
Pharmacology. Also, immunosuppressor
[im-yuh-noh-suh-pres-er, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ər, ɪˌmyu-/ (Show IPA)
. any substance that results in or effects immunosuppression.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; immuno- + suppressive
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Examples from the web for immunosuppressive
  • Surgery is usually required, although early stages may be treated with corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive drugs.
  • To date, no other immunosuppressive drugs have shown any significant benefits for scleroderma.
  • Corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive drugs, and fish oil have also been used to treat this disorder.
  • Thus, recipients do not need to take immunosuppressive drugs.
  • immunosuppressive drugs are needed lifelong with this procedure.
British Dictionary definitions for immunosuppressive

immunosuppressive

/ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv/
noun
1.
any drug used for immunosuppression
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a drug
Derived Forms
immunosuppressant, noun, adjective
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