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Introduction: Immunosuppression

Description of Immunosuppression

Immunosuppression (medical condition): Any of various diseases that suppress the immune...more »

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Immune deficiency conditions:
  »Introduction: Immune deficiency conditions
  »Symptoms of Immune deficiency conditions
  »Causes of Immune deficiency conditions

Immunosuppression: Suppression of the body's immune system and its ability to fight infections or disease. Immunosuppression may be deliberately induced with drugs, as in preparation for bone marrow or other organ transplantation to prevent rejection of the donor tissue. It may also result from certain diseases such as AIDS or lymphoma or from anticancer drugs.
Source: National Institute of Health

Immunosuppression: Syndromes in which there is a deficiency or defect in the mechanisms of immunity, either cellular or humoral.
Source: Diseases Database

Immunosuppression: natural, usually physiologic downregulation of the immune system; compare with ARTIFICIAL IMMUNOSUPPRESSION.
Source: CRISP

Immunosuppression: Deliberate prevention or diminution of the host's immune response. It may be nonspecific as in the administration of immunosuppressive agents (drugs or radiation) or by lymphocyte depletion or may be specific as in desensitization or the simultaneous administration of antigen and immunosuppressive drugs.
Source: MeSH 2007

Immunosuppression: Related Topics

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Immunosuppression as a Disease

Immunosuppression: Another name for Immune deficiency conditions (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Immune deficiency conditions
  »Symptoms of Immune deficiency conditions
  »Causes of Immune deficiency conditions

Immunosuppression: Related Diseases

Immunosuppression: Immunosuppression is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Immunosuppression

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Symptoms of Immunosuppression (Immune deficiency conditions)

Some of the symptoms of Immunosuppression incude:

Immunosuppression: Article Excerpts about Immune deficiency conditions

The immune system is a complex and highly developed system, yet its mission is simple: to seek and kill invaders. If a person is born...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Immunosuppression: Related Disease Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

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More specific terms for Immunosuppression:

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Broader terms for Immunosuppression

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Other terms that may be related to Immunosuppression:

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Hierarchical classifications of Immunosuppression

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