from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Suppression of the immune response, as by drugs or radiation, in order to prevent the rejection of grafts or transplants or to control autoimmune diseases. Also called immunodepression.
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- n. The active medical suppression of the immune response.
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- n. 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)
From immuno- + suppression. (Wiktionary)