from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Preventing rejection of a transplanted tissue or organ.

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  • adj. Acting to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ or tissue


anti- +‎ rejection (Wiktionary)


  • It is very important to continue antirejection medications during pregnancy, as rejection is difficult to treat in pregnancy and is dangerous for both the mother and child.

    Questions about liver transplant

  • When a rejection episode occurs, your child's doctor may prescribe a short-term steroid treatment, then adjust the dose of antirejection medications.

    Questions about liver transplant

  • When your child becomes old enough, she'll need to learn about antirejection medications and what they do, the signs ofrejection, and everything else her parents have learned so she can eventually care for herself independently.

    Long-term outlook after liver transplant

  • The only difference is that your child must continue to take antirejection medications as directed.

    Questions about liver transplant

  • For the first year, he'll be taking quite a fewmedications — as many as seven — then that number will decrease after the first 12 months, down to approximately one (typically tacrolimus) antirejection medication, taken twice a day.

    Follow-up care after liver transplant

  • Your child will be taking immunosuppressantsandother medications — to combat the side effects of the antirejection medications — for the rest of her life.

    Long-term outlook after liver transplant

  • Your child is at a higher risk for infection in the first few months, because he will be receiving higher doses of antirejection medications during this time.

    Follow-up care after liver transplant

  • In young children, CMV usually causes a "cold" like illness, but in people on antirejection medicine it may cause more serious pneumonia, hepatitis or intestinal infection.

    Glossary of liver transplant terms

  • Your child's doctor will probably prescribe other medications in addition to the antirejection medications your child is taking.

    Medications after liver transplant

  • Because antirejection medications affect the immune system, children who receive a transplant will be at higher risk for infections, so your child will also need to take drugs designed to prevent them:

    Medications after liver transplant


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