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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Madison, NJ, to develop an automated blood test to monitor therapeutic levels of Wyeth's immunosuppressive drug Rapamune (sirolimus).
As yet there is no cure for the disease, but researchers hope to perfect some type of immunosuppressive drug therapy in the fugure.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Madison, NJ, announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for its immunosuppressive drug Rapamune.
A pilot study suggests a potent immunosuppressive drug can help people with severe ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory disease of the colon.
The Medicare rules actually discriminate against transplant patients," said Senator Durbin in introducing the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Transplant Patients Act of 2003 (S.
Our legislation simply would eliminate the 36-month time limitation to pay for Medicare immunosuppressive drug coverage for the population that was not covered under last year's BIPA provision.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has received approvals from both the FDA and Health Canada to begin Phase II clinical trials in human patients to evaluate its new immunosuppressive drug ISATX247 in renal transplantation.
Wilder said he is reluctant to label the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A (CSA) anything more than a "potentially promising approach" to treating rheumatoid arthritis, but he admitted his group is excited about research results with the drug at NIADDK'S Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch.
Edmonton, Canada) has been issued United States Patent 7,060,672 for its lead immunosuppressive drug, ISA247.
About half of the infections started within 75 days of the operation, prompting researchers to predict: "In the future, reductions in infectious complications may result from our ability to monitor and adjust the immunosuppressive drug regimen.
The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act would assist thousands of Americans under the age of 65 who are being cut off from Medicare after 36 months by extending coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
This held true even when no immune suppressive drug was administered "in the group with no treatment, the grafts were rejected in less than two weeks; short term immunosuppressive drug treatments kept them intact just a few days longer.