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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Of the patients, 93.1% received MMF+steroid+tacrolimus as immunosuppressive drug after transplantation.
Tacrolimus, also known as fujimycin or FK506, is an immunosuppressive drug used mainly after allogeneic organ transplant to lower the risk of organ rejection.
First, they examined the molecular mechanisms of an old immunosuppressive drug, Cyclosporine A (CsA), which has been used since the 1980s to suppress transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases.
Researchers at Manchester University's Centre for Dermatology analysed isolated human scalp hair follicles treated with immunosuppressive drug, Cyclosporine A (CsA).
Detailed case history of each patient was collected with reference to the duration of primary disease for which the immunosuppressive drug was given; appropriate note was also made regarding the dose and duration of each drug in their immunosuppressive regime.
The volume begins with a historical overview, then moves on to rejection and tolerance; the immune system and immunosuppressive drug therapy; indications and contraindications; lung, heart, pancreas, face, and hand transplantation; infections; cancer in the recipient; the bioethics of organ transplantation; and looks at the future-- regeneration versus transplantation.
Results from this 32-year, retrospective study are published in Arthritis and Rheumatism and show that the cumulative dose of the immunosuppressive drug, cyclophosphamide was associated with lower risk of relapse, while GI involvement was linked to increased relapse risk in children.
One group of animals was treated after the transplantation with a combination of MAPCs and short-term administration of low-dose immunosuppressive drug. Another group was administered immunosuppressive drugs only, while a third group received no extra treatment at all.
Fresenius is also evaluating the possibility of continuing the immunosuppressive drug ATG-Fresenius S within the group and disposing of the trifunctional antibody Removab business, it explained, with a final decision to be made in the first quarter of 2013.
It was not until the 1970s, with the introduction of cyclosporine (Sandimmune[R]--Novartis), an immunosuppressive drug that blocks the immune response, that resulted in long-term graft survival (Calne et al., 1978).
This immunosuppressive drug reduces the number of immune cells in the body.