Immunosuppression



[im-yuh-noh-suh-presh-uh n, ih-myoo-] /ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛʃ ən, ɪˌmyu-/

noun, Pathology.
1.
the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.
/ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛʃən/
noun
1.
medical suppression of the body’s immune system, esp in order to reduce the likelihood of rejection of a transplanted organ

immunosuppression im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion (ĭm’yə-nō-sə-prěsh’ən, ĭ-myōō’-)
n.
Suppression of the immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or control autoimmune diseases. Also called immunodepression.
im’mu·no·sup·pres’sive adj.
immunosuppression
(ĭm’yə-nō-sə-prěsh’ən, ĭ-my’-)
Suppression of the body’s immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or to treat autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

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