immunosuppression

noun im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion \ ˌi-myə-nō-sə-ˈpre-shən , i-ˌmyü-nō- \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of immunosuppression

: 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

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1963

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immunosuppression

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

medical Definition of immunosuppression

: suppression (as by drugs or disease) of the immune response
  • Recurrent infection may develop in some patients despite minimization of their immunosuppression.
  • —Jay A. FishmanThe New England Journal of Medicine20 Dec. 2007

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