immunosuppressant


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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.
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Noun1.immunosuppressant - 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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Translations
免疫抑制剤

immunosuppressant

[ɪˈmjuːnəʊsəˈpresənt]
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im·mu·no·sup·pres·sant

n. inmunosupresor, agente capaz de suprimir una respuesta inmune.
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immunosuppressant

n inmunosupresor m
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Lack of health insurance/cost of medications was shown to be the leading barrier in taking immunosuppressant drugs as prescribed.
Corticosteroids and immunosuppressant drugs are prescribed for retroperitoneal fibrosis treatment.
Maximise is a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled phase IIIb study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an immunosuppressant in the management of axial manifestations of PsA.
It involves giving Marley immunosuppressant therapy which his family said could boost his chance of going into remission by 80-90%.
'Heart in a Box' keeps a donated heart beating outside of the body, with blood pumping through the organ, along with immunosuppressant drugs.
HEART in a Box keeps a donated heart beating outside of the body, with blood pumping through the organ, along with immunosuppressant drugs.
Traditionally, immunosuppressant medications are tapered in this clinical scenario as a means to resolve these viral infections.
Treatment with a systemic corticosteroid should occur only when combined with azathioprine or another systemic immunosuppressant.
Tacrolimus, a mainstay immunosuppressant drug used in solid-organ transplants, is one example of a drug for which TDM is important.
Maryland Heights, MO, June 26, 2016 --(PR.com)-- According to a market research report published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc., Organ Transplant Immunosuppressant Drugs Market - Global Immunosuppressant Drug Classes and Organ Types Analysis and Forecast 2013-2020, the global organ transplant immunosuppressant drugs market is estimated to reach USD 4.4 Billion by 2020 due to high incidence organ failure and physical disabilities.
This approach has been used in hundreds of patients, but it has one major drawback--the patients' immune systems attack the transplanted cells, requiring patients to take immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of their lives.