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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.
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(Medicine) medical suppression of the body's immune system, esp in order to reduce the likelihood of rejection of a transplanted organ
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(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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Noun1.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
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[ɪˈmjʊːnəʊsəˈpreʃən] Ninmunosupresión f
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n inmunosupresión f
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After the transplant, Hussein had additional immuno-suppression medications to avoid the rejection of the marrow.
After the transplant, he received additional immuno-suppression medications for a while to avoid rejection of the marrow.
They were allowed to undertake rescue immuno-suppression if they experienced a disease flare.
Restoration of the intestinal barrier function may provide an important new therapeutic option by lessening or avoiding the immuno-suppression associated with current therapies.
At the time I was still in the day job selling immuno-suppression products that stopped people rejecting their organs after transplantation.
Treatment protocols consist of immuno-suppression, tumor removal and supportive therapy.
BVD is a viral disease that causes immuno-suppression and reproductive failure in cattle.
Adverse weather conditions, stress, pregnancy, lactation, immuno-suppression and old age favours infection by normal inhabitants of respiratory tract pathogens such as Mannheimia haemolytica, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bordetella parapertussis, Mycoplasma spp., Arcanobacterium pyogenes and Pasteurella spp.
(5) Secondary disorders result from marked immuno-suppression and include opportunistic infections and primary central nervous system lymphoma.
The patients also received low-level immuno-suppression for the next 60 days.
"Efforts need to be intensified to promote early, sustained [antiretroviral therapy], the only known approach to prevention of these and possibly other cancer types linked to immuno-suppression or inflammation," they noted.
Certainly, the life saving immuno-suppression drugs that all transplant recipients need to take for life, do have side effects, which may include muscle weakness, fatigue, weight gain, hypertension and diabetes.