Definition of immunosuppressive in English:


Syllabification: im·mu·no·sup·pres·sive
Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōsəˈpresiv, iˌmyo͞o-


  • (Chiefly of drugs) partially or completely suppressing the immune response of an individual.
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    • 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.


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  • A drug that suppresses the immune response of an individual.
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    • 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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