immunosuppression

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noun im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion \ˌi-myə-nō-sə-ˈpre-shən, i-ˌmyü-nō-\

Definition of immunosuppression

  1. :  suppression (as by drugs or disease) of the immune response

immunosuppress

play \ˌi-myə-nō-sə-ˈpres, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ transitive verb

immunosuppressant

play \ˌi-myə-nō-sə-ˈpre-sənt, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ noun or adjective

immunosuppressive

play \ˌi-myə-nō-sə-ˈpre-siv, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ adjective

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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