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[mass noun] The partial or complete suppression of the immune response of an individual. It is induced to help the survival of an organ after a transplant operation.
- ‘The use of antilymphocyte antibody therapy for immunosuppression also enhances the likelihood and severity of infection in susceptible recipients.’
- ‘It eliminates the need for a donor organ and immunosuppression.’
- ‘There was no clinical evidence of immunosuppression, and serum immunoglobulin levels and the results of a protein strip test were normal.’
- ‘Overall, hydrocortisone did not induce immunosuppression.’
- ‘In the presence of immunosuppression, relapse is common and hence antimicrobial prophylaxis needs to be lifelong.’
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