Definition of immunosuppression in English:

immunosuppression

noun

Medicine
  • [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.’

Pronunciation:

immunosuppression

/ˌɪmjʊnəʊsəˈprɛʃ(ə)n//ɪˌmjuːnəʊsəˈprɛʃ(ə)n/