verb (used with or without object)
to suppress the normal immune response.
Origin of immunosuppress
[im-yuh-noh-suh-presh-uh n, ih-myoo-]
the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.
Origin of immunosuppression
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medical suppression of the body's immune system, esp in order to reduce the likelihood of rejection of a transplanted organ
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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 control autoimmune diseases.immunodepression
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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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