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immunosuppression

[ im-yuh-noh-suh-presh-uhn, ih-myoo- ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.


immunosuppression

/ 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

/ ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕshən,ĭ-myo̅o̅′- /

  1. 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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Other Words From

  • immu·no·sup·pressed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of immunosuppression1

First recorded in 1960–65; immuno- + suppression

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