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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