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immunosuppression

 [im″u-no-sŭ-presh´un]
inhibition of the immune response to unfamiliar antigens that may be present; used in transplantation procedures to prevent rejection of the transplant or graft, and in autoimmune disease, allergy, multiple myeloma, and other conditions.

im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion

(im'yū-nō-sū-presh'ŭn),
Prevention or interference with the development of immunologic response; may reflect natural immunologic unresponsiveness (tolerance), may be artificially induced by chemical, biologic, or physical agents, or may be caused by disease.

immunosuppression

(ĭm′yə-nō-sə-prĕsh′ən, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n.
Suppression of the immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or to control autoimmune diseases. Also called immunodepression.

im′mu·no·sup·pres′sant (-prĕs′ənt) n.
im′mu·no·sup·pressed′ (-prĕst′) adj.
im′mu·no·sup·pres′sive adj.

Immunosuppression

Techniques to prevent transplant graft rejection by the body's immune system.

im·mu·no·sup·pres·sion

(im'yū-nō-sŭ-presh'ŭn)
Prevention or interference with the development of immunologic response; may reflect natural immunologic unresponsiveness, may be artificially induced by chemical, biologic, or physical agents, or caused by disease.
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