immunosuppressive drug

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Noun1.immunosuppressive 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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Within three months of switching these patients to the immunosuppressive drug sirolimus (Rapamune), all were shown to be completely free of the cancer both clinically and histologically.
The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act would assist thousands of Americans under the age of 65 who are being cut off from Medicare after 36 months by extending coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
Participants in Kidney Community Advocacy Day represent health professionals and kidney patients and will meet with elected officials and their staff to discuss issues that will improve the treatment and quality of life for millions of Americans: increasing federal investment in kidney research, and extending lifetime immunosuppressive drug coverage for kidney transplant recipients.
This held true even when no immune suppressive drug was administered "in the group with no treatment, the grafts were rejected in less than two weeks; short term immunosuppressive drug treatments kept them intact just a few days longer.
Her parents ruled out immunosuppressive drug therapy as being too harsh.
The Society's president and public policy committee will speak with key members of Congress concerning transplant patient immunosuppressive drug coverage, NIH research funding and health care reform
The bill to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act--The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Act of 2013--was introduced by US Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Thad Cochran (RMS)
The discovery and early development of this novel immunosuppressive drug is another exciting chapter in the history of our company", stated Dr.
Mitoxantrone, a possible candidate; Cytoxan controversy continues Mitoxantrone, an immunosuppressive drug that has proved effective in a number of cancer trials was tested for safety in a small, uncontrolled trial of chronic progressive MS.
He was started on an immunosuppressive drug with the intention that it would be temporary.
18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a recent survey of Dialysis Patient Citizens' (DPC) kidney disease patient membership highlights the strong need for swift Congressional action on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2011(H.
On August 1 Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Thad Chochrane (R-MS), and Scott Brown, (R-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation--The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Act--which would assist the more than 144,000 kidney transplant recipients under the age of 65 who are being cut from Medicare after 36 months by providing unlimited coverage of immunosuppressive drugs until they reach the age of 65.