immunosuppression

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im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion

 (ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕsh′ən, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n.
Suppression of the immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or to control autoimmune diseases. Also called immunodepression.

im′mu·no·sup·pres′sant (-prĕs′ənt) n.
im′mu·no·sup·pressed′ (-prĕst′) adj.
im′mu·no·sup·pres′sive adj.

immunosuppression

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

im•mu•no•sup•pres•sion

(ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛʃ ən, ɪˌmyu-)

n.
the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.
[1960–65]
im`mu•no•sup•press′, v.t. -pressed, -press•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunosuppression - lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)
immunological disorder - a disorder of the immune system
Translations

immunosuppression

[ɪˈmjʊːnəʊsəˈpreʃən] Ninmunosupresión f

immunosuppression

n inmunosupresión f
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