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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.


(Medicine) medical suppression of the body's immune system, esp in order to reduce the likelihood of rejection of a transplanted organ


(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


[ɪˈmjʊːnəʊsəˈpreʃən] Ninmunosupresión f


n inmunosupresión f
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However, more septic patients die in the late course because of persistent inflammation and secondary infection which induced by innate immune dysregulation and adaptive immunosuppression.
Zion was already receiving immunosuppression medication for a kidney transplant after he contracted the lifethreatening infection sepsis when he was two.
CMML cells exert immunosuppression that is targeted by Ceplene," added Professor Kristoffer Hellstrand, MD, PhD, at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Breathing in 40 to 60 percent oxygen as opposed to the 21 percent oxygen in air can weaken immunosuppression and awaken antitumour cells, BBC health reported.
This ultimately contributed to the development of kidney transplantation as a successful and viable option for the treatment of kidney disease because steroids in combination with azathioprine formed the basis for maintenance immunosuppression (Jaber et al.
Chemotherapy does not represent the only form of iatrogenic immunosuppression, since standard-of-care treatment for various chronic inflammatory conditions often dictates the use of immunosuppressants.
To date, the HealthWell Foundation has awarded more than 14,000 grants totaling over $11 million to more than 8,400 post-transplant immunosuppression therapy patients.
Dodds is reluctant to start reflexively recommending a three-way vaccine because when the CAV-2 vaccine is administered to puppies at the same time as the distemper vaccine, and both vaccine viruses replicate in the body simultaneously, immunosuppression can occur.
Researchers who grafted human spinal stem cells into rats modeled with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease) have shown that a combined, systematically delivered immunosuppression regimen of two drugs significantly improved the survival of the human spinal stem cells.
The results show that the cells can persist following the completion of the planned year-long immunosuppression regimen.
7,10,11] For patients who are not candidates for AN or for those with chronically rejected grafts, immunosuppression may be discontinued while they continue to wait for a second transplant.