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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Content includes immunology, kidney allocation, living and nonliving donation, evaluation of candidates, the transplant surgery and complications, and immunosuppressive medications.
There has been some concern that patients with autoimmune conditions might have a lower immunogenic response to herpes zoster vaccination, especially when treated with immunosuppressive medications such as glucocorticoids," wrote Huifeng Yun, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her colleagues.
The topic of adherence and taking medications as prescribed is especially critical in transplantation, as recipients must take lifelong immunosuppressive medications to prevent possible organ rejection.
They cannot have received antibiotics or immunosuppressive medications such as steroids and cyclosporine for the two weeks prior to enrollment in the study.
A recent study found that transplant recipients, who take immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the transplant, are five times more likely to develop melanoma.
healthcare), use of immunosuppressive medications and gastrointestinal/urogenital surgery or transplant 30 days prior to bacteraemia, and exposure to invasive devices like central lines (tunnelled vs.
Lastly, the potent immunosuppressive medications and chronic immunosuppression of transplant patients result in significant increases in infections and malignancies relative to a non-transplant population.
All four patients underwent solid organ transplantation during the same admission as their mucormycosis diagnosis and were receiving immunosuppressive medications as well as voriconazole for antifungal prophylaxis.
Non-compliance with immunosuppressive medications after renal transplantation is considered to be a major cause of graft rejection and loss.
Significant improvement in morbidity and mortality has been observed recently with the use of Immunosuppressive medications and plasmapheresis.
sup][12] It reduces the morbidity associated with invasive pneumococcal disease in adults, especially those receive immunosuppressive medications with chronic medical conditions.
Following transplantation, immunosuppressive medications are prescribed daily to reduce the risk of organ rejection.