adjective Date: 1974 having the immune system impaired or weakened (as by drugs or illness)

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  • immunocompromised — Denoting an individual whose immunologic mechanism is deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because it has been rendered so by immunosuppressive agents. * * * im·mu·no·com·pro·mised käm prə .mīzd adj having the immune system …   Medical dictionary

  • immunocompromised — im·mu·no·com·pro·mised (ĭm yə nō kŏmʹprə mīzd, ĭ myo͞o ) adj. Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy. * * * …   Universalium

  • immunocompromised — adjective Having an immune system that has been impaired by disease or treatment …   Wiktionary

  • immunocompromised — adjective Medicine having an impaired immune system …   English new terms dictionary

  • immunocompromised — im·mu·no·compromised …   English syllables

  • immunocompromised — adj. describing patients in whom the immune response is reduced or defective due to immunosuppression. Such patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • immunocompromised — /ˌɪmjənoʊˈkɒmprəmaɪzd/ (say .imyuhnoh kompruhmuyzd) adjective of, relating to, or designating a person who is suffering from an immunodeficiency …   Australian English dictionary

  • immunocompromised —   a. immunosuppressed …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • immunocompromised — Having a weakened immune system caused by certain diseases or treatments …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • immunocompromised — adjective unable to develop a normal immune response usually because of malnutrition or immunodeficiency or immunosuppressive therapy • Pertains to noun: ↑immunological disorder …   Useful english dictionary

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