immunosuppression

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

noun Pathology.

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

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Origin of immunosuppression

First recorded in 1960–65; immuno- + suppression

OTHER WORDS FROM immunosuppression

im·mu·no·sup·pressed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunosuppression

immunosuppression
/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for immunosuppression

immunosuppression
[ ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕshən, 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.immunodepression

Other words from immunosuppression

im′mu•no•sup•pressive adj.
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Scientific definitions for immunosuppression

immunosuppression
[ ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕshən, ĭ-myōō′- ]

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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