immune suppressant drug


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Noun1.immune suppressant drug - a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
mercaptopurine, Purinethol - a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia
amethopterin, methotrexate, methotrexate sodium - toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
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I was treated with intravenous steroids and immune suppressant drugs.
This led to many women being offered powerful treatments, such as steroids or immune suppressant drugs, to reduce levels of NK cells.