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immunosuppression

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noun im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion \-sə-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of immunosuppression

  1. :  suppression (as by drugs) of natural immune responses

immunosuppress

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immunosuppressant

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immunosuppressive

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1963

First Known Use of immunosuppression

1963


Medical Dictionary

immunosuppression

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noun im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion \-sə-ˈpresh-ən\

Medical Definition of immunosuppression

  1. :  suppression (as by drugs or disease) of the immune response <Recurrent infection may develop in some patients despite minimization of their immunosuppression.—Jay A. Fishman, The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Dec. 2007>




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