immunosuppressive


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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.

immunosuppressive

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug used for immunosuppression
adj
(Pharmacology) of or relating to such a drug
ˌimmunosupˈpressant n, adj

im•mu•no•sup•pres•sive

(ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs ɪv, ɪˌmyu-)
adj.
1. capable of causing immunosuppression.
n.
2. Also, im`mu•no•sup•pres′sor. any substance that causes immunosuppression.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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
Adj.1.immunosuppressive - of or relating to a substance that lowers the body's normal immune response and induces immunosuppression
Translations

immunosuppressive

[ɪˈmjʊːnəʊsəˈpresɪv] ADJinmunosupresor, inmunosupresivo

immunosuppressive

adjimmunosuppressiv, das Immunsystem unterdrückend

immunosuppressive

adj inmunosupresor
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One group of animals was treated after the transplant with a combination of MAPCs and a low-dose of an immunosuppressive drugs only.
Objective: To investigate the effects of the potent immunosuppressive agents tacrolimus and rapamycin on the number of circulating mature endothelial cells and circulating endothelial progenitor cells in an experimental model.
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