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 (ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕsh′ən, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunosuppressant - 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




n. inmunosupresor, agente capaz de suprimir una respuesta inmune.


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He will have to take immunosuppressant drugs for life.
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research"Organ Transplant Immunosuppressant Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2023," the global organ transplant immunosuppressant drugs market was valued at US$5.
Contract notice: UK-Theale-Supply of pharmacy homecare service for the dispensing and delivery of immunosuppressant medication for renal and other transplant patients.
The drug was earlier used as an antibiotic and immunosuppressant has drawn extensive interest for its apparent ability to emulate the ability of dietary restriction in helping animals to live both longer and healthier, which could eventually help humans.
Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco published a new study in the American Journal of Transplantation which may unlock a cure against HIV using immunosuppressant therapy or drugs used on patients with newly transplanted organs that suppress the immune system from attacking new organs.
The 49-year-old widow had a successful transplant in 2009 but now needs regular hospital checks and will have to take immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of her life.
High-dose immunosuppressant therapy and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) induced durable freedom from relapses and MRI lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to researchers at the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute in Denver.
Applications will allow customers to run immunosuppressant drug assays and Drug of Abuse assays.
One problem with the story, first noted by Ars Technica's Jonathan Gitlin: Organ transplants were impossible until the development of immunosuppressant drugs in the 1960s, and the best scientists in the world didn't begin fiddling with genetic engineering until the 1970s.
Rapamycin is an immunosuppressant used to prevent the rejection of transplant organs which also has anti-tumour activity.
In a study of the power of gratitude (along with immunosuppressant drugs) to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, it was found that organ recipients who kept "gratitude journals" had better general health, mental health, and vitality than recipients whose journals focused on routine daily concerns.
They claim four out of five patients given non-matching kidneys have successfully adopted their new organ and have been living without immunosuppressant drugs for up to four-and-a-half years.