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1. pertaining to or inducing immunosuppression.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Denoting or inducing immunosuppression.
2. Synonym(s): immunosuppressant
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Any agent that suppresses the immune response of an individual.
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The main one is the small sample size that limits the power of the subanalysis to assess the influence of immunosuppressive therapy and its types and the degree of inflammatory activity on the results in both tests.
Influence of immunosuppressive agents and previous complications on lymphocyte subsets
To our knowledge, this is the first experimental study comparing the effects of different immunosuppressive agents on CECs and EPCs.
Mean annualized relapse rates on natalizumab therapy were lowest in the therapy-naive patients (0.17) and highest in patients with a history of immunosuppressive therapy (0.36) or those who had switched between glatiramer acetate and interferon therapy (0.29).
The researchers also found evidence of a dose-response effect such that currently prescribed high-dose opioids were associated with the greatest CAP risk, followed by medium- and then by low-dose opioids, whether immunosuppressive or not.
The selective properties of currently used immunosuppressive therapies are increasing.
At the end of the consensus report, an algorithm summarizing the approach for treating patients with the risk of hepatitis B reactivation due to immunosuppressive therapy is included (Figure 1).
Patients should have either been instituted therapy with systemic immunosuppressive drugs for the management of their disorders or should suffer from immunodeficiency because of the disease per se.
Of these patients, the proportions of receiving immunosuppressive therapy or supportive therapy were compared between PLA2R-associated and non-PLA2R-associated iMN patients whose clinical data were available after 1 year since the biopsy.
All 5 patients were unresponsive to systemic steroids and at least one conventional oral immunosuppressive agent.
Although azathioprine-and-cyclosporine combination immunosuppressive therapy is the standard immunosuppressive protocol for organ transplantation surgery [17], there are few studies about the effects of those immunosuppressants in rabbit models.