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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.

immunosuppressive

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug used for immunosuppression
adj
(Pharmacology) of or relating to such a drug
ˌimmunosupˈpressant n, adj

im•mu•no•sup•pres•sive

(ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu-)
adj.
1. capable of causing immunosuppression.
n.
2. Also, im`mu•no•sup•pres′sor. any substance that causes immunosuppression.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunosuppressive - 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
Adj.1.immunosuppressive - of or relating to a substance that lowers the body's normal immune response and induces immunosuppression
Translations

immunosuppressive

[ɪˈmjʊːnəʊsəˈpresɪv] ADJinmunosupresor, inmunosupresivo

immunosuppressive

adjimmunosuppressiv, das Immunsystem unterdrückend

immunosuppressive

adj inmunosupresor
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Only grafts from those animals receiving MAPC and immunosuppressives survived long term.
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While immunosuppressives are necessary in transplant patients, the target level for these drugs requires constant monitoring to assure appropriate drug levels.
Various biochemicals isolated from the urine of pregnant women have been put forth as immunosuppressives that could inhibit the mother's rejection response.
Improved surgical techniques and organ preservation, understanding of immunologic barriers, and the development of newer and more potent immunosuppressives have combined to improve survival of transplant patients and grafts.
The pharmacy supplying fee has not been implemented and pharmacies are losing money on nearly all immunosuppressives dispensed.
Of 31 patients in the inflammatory group on concurrent immunosuppressives, 20 had a response of at least 2 months.
While Medicare coverage of immunosuppressives would still be time-limited for recipients who do not meet age or disability, this is a significant and welcome step," Graham said.
A: Many of the Medicare prescription drug proposals include annual caps as low as $1,000-$2,000, which represent only a small fraction of the cost of immunosuppressives.
Growth will be driven by the introduction of several biologic immunosuppressives along with Amgen's currently available Enbrel, Biogen Idec's Amevive, and Genentech and XOMA's Raptiva.