immunosuppressant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n immunosuppressant a drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
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Usage


In news:

Mycophenolate mofetil has replaced azathioprine in immunosuppression regimens worldwide to prevent graft rejection.
Schreiber, Dr Crabtree and other researchers think that it is not just coincidental that immunosuppressive drugs and, possibly, the AIDS virus, bind to signaling proteins inside cells.
Extramedullary plasmacytoma presenting as a nasal mass in an immunosuppressed patient: Treatment after failed primary radiotherapy.
Cheek Progenitor Cells Found to Be Vastly More Potent at Immunosuppression than Bone Marrow MSCs.
Plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive drug therapy in myasthenia gravis.
Plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive drug therapy in myasthenia gravis .
These medications include immunosuppressants, which stops the body from rejecting the organ.
Immunosuppressive treatments have been associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, especially in patients who have had organ transplants.
Twenty years ago, Canadian researchers discovered that grapefruit interferes with the body's metabolism of certain drugs, including the immunosuppressant cyclosporine and at least one drug used to treat high blood pressure.
Immunosuppressive therapy is now standard worldwide.
In low numbers these parasites do not bother our pets, however if they should infest an immunosuppressed person, especially a small child, they can do severe damage, even causing blindness.
Currently, cancer patients are not candidates for face transplants because transplant recipients must take immunosuppression drugs for life so that the body does not reject the donated tissue, Siemionow said.
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In science:

That is a characteristic sign of immunosuppression.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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