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IMMUNOSUPPRESSION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does immunosuppression mean? 

IMMUNOSUPPRESSION (noun)
  The noun IMMUNOSUPPRESSION has 1 sense:

1. lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)

  Familiarity information: IMMUNOSUPPRESSION used as a noun is very rare.


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IMMUNOSUPPRESSION (noun)


Sense 1immunosuppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("immunosuppression" is a kind of...):

immunological disorder (a disorder of the immune system)


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