Immunosuppression

What is Immunosuppression?

Immunosuppression meaning When the body’s ability to mount an immune response to fight infections or disease is reduced. Immunosuppression may result from certain diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, or as a result of radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Immunosuppression may also be deliberately induced by drugs used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs. Related Term(s): Immune Response

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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