immunosuppression definition

  • noun:
    • Suppression of protected response, as by medicines or radiation, so that you can prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or even to control autoimmune conditions. Also known as immunodepression.
    • The energetic medical suppression of immune reaction.
    • reducing the body's typical resistant a reaction to intrusion by foreign substances; is deliberate (as with lowering the immune reaction to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side aftereffect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer tumors)

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