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immunosuppressive

Line breaks: im¦muno|sup¦pres¦sive
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛsɪv
 
, ɪˌmjuːnəʊ-/

Definition of immunosuppressive in English:

adjective

Medicine
(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.

noun

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An immunosuppressive drug.
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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