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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.
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(Pharmacology) any drug used for immunosuppression
(Pharmacology) of or relating to such a drug
ˌimmunosupˈpressant n, adj
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im•mu•no•sup•pres•sive(ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu-)
1. capable of causing immunosuppression.n.
2. Also, im`mu•no•sup•pres′sor. any substance that causes immunosuppression.
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|Noun||1.||immunosuppressive - 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
|Adj.||1.||immunosuppressive - of or relating to a substance that lowers the body's normal immune response and induces immunosuppression|
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