immunodepression

(redirected from immunodepressive)
Also found in: Dictionary.

immunodepression

(ĭm′yə-nō-dĭ-prĕsh′ən, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
im′mu·no·de·pres′sant (-prĕs′ənt) n.
im′mu·no·de·pres′sive adj.

immunodepression

an absence or deficient supply of the components of either humoral or cellular immunity, or both. See also agammaglobulinemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, immunodeficiency.
References in periodicals archive ?
Children were excluded from the study if they presented any of the following contraindications for the triple viral vaccine: presence of congenital or acquired immunodeficiency; presence of malignant neoplasia; treatment with high doses of corticosteroids (equivalent to prednisone at a dose of 2 mg/ kg/day for children during one week or more) or with other immunodepressive therapies such as antineoplastic chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc.
Possession of a conspicuous signal of high status would increase (1) the risk of being preyed upon (Fugle and Rothstein 1987; Butcher and Rohwer 1989; Moller 1989; Jones 1990), and (2) the susceptibility to infections; this argument assumes that the badges are determined by circulating testosterone levels, which has immunodepressive effects (Zuk et al.

Full browser ?