Definition of immunosuppressive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōsəˈpresiv/


(Chiefly of drugs) partially or completely suppressing the immune response of an individual.
Example sentences
  • Medical treatment includes the administration of immunosuppressive therapy and the discontinuation of any previous corticosteroid treatment.
  • This is the main immunosuppressive agent used in cardiac transplantation.
  • Such transfers of fully formed organs might require immunosuppressive drugs to make them compatible.


A drug that suppresses the immune response of an individual.
Example sentences
  • In addition, fungi grow in the human body as a secondary effect of medications such as antibiotics and immunosuppressives.
  • Mitoxentrone, a potent immunosuppressive, has been used with success but is not FDA-approved for this indication.
  • All patients continued their prior adjunctive therapy of corticosteroids and immunosuppressives.
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