noun or adjective see immunosuppression

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  • immunosuppressant — An agent that induces immunosuppression ( e.g., cyclosporine, corticosteroids). SYN: immunodepressant, immunodepressor, immunosuppressive (2). * * * im·mu·no·sup·pres·sant sə pres ənt n a chemical agent (as a drug) that suppresses the immune… …   Medical dictionary

  • Immunosuppressant — An immunosuppressant is a substance that performs immunosuppression of the immune system. They may either be exogenous. as immunosuppressive drugs, or endogenous, as e.g. testosterone. [cite journal | last = Fimmel | fist = S | coauthors =… …   Wikipedia

  • immunosuppressant — n. a drug, such as azathioprine or cyclophosphamide, that reduces the body s resistance to infection and other foreign bodies by suppressing the immune system. Immunosuppressants are used to maintain the survival of organ and tissue transplants… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • immunosuppressant —    An agent that acts to suppress the body s natural immune response. This is totally understandable in tissue and organ transplants, and in some dangerous inflammatory conditions, but nearly all anti inflammatory medications are… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • immunosuppressant — See immunosuppression. * * * …   Universalium

  • immunosuppressant — 1. adjective Capable of immunosuppression, immunosuppressive. 2. noun An immunosuppressive agent. Syn: immunosuppressive, immunosuppressor …   Wiktionary

  • immunosuppressant — im·mu·no·suppressant …   English syllables

  • immunosuppressant — See: immunosuppression …   English dictionary

  • immunosuppressant — /ˌɪmjunoʊsəˈprɛsənt/ (say .imyoohnohsuh presuhnt) adjective 1. suppressing the immune system. –noun 2. anything which acts to suppress the immune system. Also, immunosuppressive …   Australian English dictionary

  • immunosuppressant — noun a drug that lowers the body s normal immune response • Syn: ↑immunosuppressor, ↑immunosuppressive drug, ↑immunosuppressive, ↑immune suppressant drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament …   Useful english dictionary

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