immunosuppression(redirected from Immunosuppressive therapy)
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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.
(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-)
the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.
im`mu•no•sup•press′, v.t. -pressed, -press•ing.
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|Noun||1.||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