immunosuppression

[im-yuh-noh-suh-presh-uh n, ih-myoo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. the inhibition of the normal immune response because of disease, the administration of drugs, or surgery.

Origin of immunosuppression

First recorded in 1960–65; immuno- + suppression
Related formsim·mu·no·sup·pressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunosuppression

immunosuppression

noun
  1. 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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immunosuppression in Medicine

immunosuppression

[ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕshən, ĭ-myōō′-]
n.
  1. 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
Related formsim′mu•no•sup•pressive adj.
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immunosuppression in Science

immunosuppression

[ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕshən, ĭ-myōō′-]
  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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