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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When cyclosporin A which is an immunosuppresive drug is used locally in combination with topical corticosteroids, the frequency and severity of recurrences is decreased after surgical excision (2).
Without the immunosuppresive drug regime that recipients undergo, the animal organ would be rejected within minutes to hours after the surgery.
These data demonstrated for the first time that CTLA4-Ig has the potential to be used as an immunosuppresive drug and that it may induce tolerance - maintenance of the immune suppression after withdrawal of the drug.