Lowering of the body's immune defense system.
Reduction or elimination of an immune reaction.
A condition when the body's natural immune system responses have been weakened or are prevented from working. Immunosuppression may be deliberate, such as in preparation for stem cell transplantation to prevent rejection of the new stem cells by the recipient's immune system; or a side effect that often results from chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.
Condition in which the patient's immune system is functioning at a lower than normal level. Sometimes done on purpose (e.g., to allow donor stem cells to engraft), often as side effect of transplant or therapy for side effects
Suppressing the body's immune system and its ability to fight infections or disease. It may be deliberate (e.g., to prevent transplant rejection) or as an incidental side effect of chemotherapy or other treatments.
impaired functioning of the immune system, which can be a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
A slowing down of the body's immune system by medicines that help prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.
A state in which the immune system does not function properly and its protective functions are inadequate. The patient is more susceptible infections, including from microbes that are usually not highly infectious (See Opportunistic Infection). This can occur as a result of intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, especially as used for conditioning of a patient for transplantation. It also can occur because of disease states. Human immunodeficiency virus infection can lead to immunosuppression. Graft versus host disease creates an immunosuppressive state in that immune protection against infection is inadequate. In the transplant patient, the conditioning regimen and severe graft versus host disease can combine to permit overwhelming infection.
A reduction in the ability of the immune system to fight infections or tumours.
The suppression of immune responses by the administration of drugs or exposure to toxic chemicals, radiation, or infection.
suppression of the body’s immune system using medications such as FK506, Neoral, Cyclosporine, CellCept and Imuran to prevent organ rejection.
the retardation or cessation of an immune response as a result of, for example, anticancer drugs.
inhibition of the immune response
Prevention or inhibition of the immune system to respond to foreign substances in the body. Medications often used to prevent a recipient's immune system from rejecting a transplanted organ or tissue include prednisone, methylprednisolone, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and sirolimus, among others.
The prevention of or interference with an immune response, either by disease or drugs. After receiving an organ transplant, a patient must be immunosuppressed by drugs to prevent the body from rejecting the organ.
Medication required to prevent rejection of an organ or tissue.
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)
The prevention or diminuition of the immune response.
decrease in the ability of the body's normal immune response to the invasion of foreign material.
Suppression of the immune system, which leaves the body susceptible to infection.
term used when your immune defense system is lowered. Prednisone, Imuran, Cyclosporine, CellCept, Prograf and OKT-3 are immunosuppressive drugs. These will help prevent your body from rejecting your transplanted pancreas.
Treatment to suppress the immune system used post- transplantation to suppress rejection of the donor graft
Suppression of the immune system. People who receive kidney or pancreas transplants take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent the immune system from attacking the new organ.
Reduction in the immune system's response to antigens.
Any form of treatment or drug, which slows or inhibits the body's usual immune responses. Some examples used to treat MS are: Cyclosporin, Methotrexate, and Azathioprine.
In MS, a treatment that slows or inhibits the body's natural immune responses, including those directed against the body's own tissues.
a state of decreased immunity or a lowering of the body’s immune response. This can occur after receiving chemotherapy.
The prevention or supression of the immune system. For example some drugs may have the side effect of dampening the immune system making the patient prone to infections.
Decreased ability to fight infection which can be caused by chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
The suppression of the bodyÕs defense system against foreign bodies (the immune system), which is necessary in transplantation procedures to protect the transplant from being rejected. This is achieved using drugs.
The prevention or lessening of the immune response, for example, by irradiation or by administrating certain substances.
An extreme weakening of the immune response caused by drugs or other means.
When the immune system is weakened and less able to fight infections and disease. Chemotherapy and certain infections can weaken the immune system.
Reduction of the function of the immune system to prevent a reaction against donor marrow or stem cells and to prevent GVHD.
The animal's ability to mount an immune response to an infection may be interfered with by drugs, nutritional deficiencies or concurrent infections, for example BVD virus.
Inhibition of one or more components of the adaptive or innate immune system as a result of an underlying disease or intentionally induce by drugs for the purpose of preventing or treating graft rejection or autoimmune disease. Steroids such as methylprednisolone or prednisone have immunosuppressant effects. Commonly immunosuppressive drugs include cyclosporine, which blocks T cell cytokines production, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide and tacrolymus (1).
Suppression of the body's natural defense system; is usually necessary to prevent organ rejection. Jump to Top
Prevention or suppression of immune response. Transplant patients receive immunosuppressive drugs in order to prevent rejection.
Weakening of the immune system causing a lowered ability to fight infection and disease.
Therapy, usually pharmaceutical, to reduce the magnitude of the immune response. Immunosuppression is the treatment for graft rejection and autoimmune disease. - Corticosteroids - Azothioprine - Ciclosporine - MMF/RS61443 - Tacrolimus/FK506 - Cyclofosfamide
A state in which the immunue system is weakened. It can be caused by certain drugs, organ transplants, or illness.
The artifical diminution of the immune response using, for example, medication or irradiation.
suppression of the natural immune response (see immunocompromised)
reduced function of the immune system; a state in which the immune system defenses have been suppressed, damaged or weakened.
When the immune system is suppressed, leaving the body susceptible to infection.
A condition in which the patient's immune system is functioning at a lower than normal level. Allogeneic BMT patients are deliberately immunosuppressed to allow the donor's bone marrow to engraft without interference from the patient's immune system.
The medications required to lower or “suppress” a recipient's immune system so that it will accept an organ from someone else. Without these medications, your immune system would attack your new organ. These medications have a number of side effects including making your body more susceptible to certain infections.
The diminution of immune response. [ edit
the use of natural and synthetic substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system's response.
the process of diminishing the immune response, usually accomplished with strong medicine and used in the treatment of autoimmunity and organ transplantation.
Prevention or interference with the development of an immunologic response; may reflect natural immunologic unresponsiveness (tolerance); may be artificially induced by chemical, biological, or physical agents, or may be caused by disease.
Suppression of the immune system. Immunosuppression may result from certain diseases such as AIDS or lymphoma or from certain drugs such as some of those used to treat cancer. Immunosuppression may also be deliberately induced with drugs, as in preparation for bone marrow or other organ transplantation to prevent the rejection of the transplant.
suppression of the immune system. People who receive kidney, pancreas, or islet cell transplants take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent their immune systems from attacking the new organ.
where the bodyâ€(tm)s natural ability to fight infection is reduced. This can be due to disease or as an effect of certain therapies.
The prevention or suppression of the immune response. Immunosuppression leaves people unable to fight off disease or infection as well as a healthy person. Immunosuppression can be caused by certain drugs, by irradiation, and by other agents.
Reduction of the immune responses, for instance by giving drugs to prevent transplant rejection.
Suppression of the immune system and its ability to fight infection. Immunosuppression may result from certain diseases such as AIDS or lymphoma or from certain drugs such as some of those used to treat cancer.
The use of medicines to stop your body rejecting your new liver.
The artificial suppression of the immune response, usually by medication, to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ or tissue.
Reducing the function of the immune system to prevent a reaction against donor marrow cells and to prevent graft-versus-host disease.
Suppression of the immune response as a result of drugs (chemotherapy) or radiation.
The use of drugs or techniques to suppress or interfere with the body's immune system and its ability to fight infections or disease. Immunosuppression may be deliberate, such as in preparation for bone marrow or other organ transplantation to prevent rejection by the host of the donor tissue, or incidental, such as often results from chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.
Suppression of the body's immune system and its ability to fight infections or disease. Immunosuppression may be deliberately induced with drugs, as in preparation for bone marrow or other organ transplantation to prevent rejection of the donor tissue. It may also result from certain diseases such as AIDS or lymphoma or from anticancer drugs.
A state in which the ability of the body’s immune system to respond is decreased. This condition may be present at birth, may be caused by certain infections (such as human immunodeficiency virus or HIV), or by certain cancer therapies, such as cytotoxic (cancer-cell killing) drugs, radiation, and bone marrow transplant action.
The artificial suppression of the immune response, usually through drugs, so that the body will not reject a transplanted organ or tissue. Drugs commonly used to suppress the immune system after transplant include prednisone, azathioprine (Imuran),cyclosporin, and more. If you eat grapefruit or take St. John's Wort inform your doctor when you are placed on immunosuppressive medications. Grapefruit can cause one to lose a newly transplanted kidney or liver by interfering with the metabolizing of the medications.
immune system response to foreign invaders such as HIV is reduced
Certain drugs and cytokines can lower the immune response either of specific cells or produce an overall effect of reducing the immune response
suppression of immune system functions. Many medications under investigation for the treatment of MS are immunosuppressants.
Lowering the immune response, for example, with radiation or medications.
Therapy used to regulate the body's immune response to prevent rejection of the lung transplant.
Damage to the immune system induced by drugs or resulting from certain disease processes, such as HIV infection.
A state of the body in which the immune system is damaged and does not perform its normal functions. Immunosuppression may be induced by drugs (e.g. in chemotherapy) or result from certain disease processes, such as HIV infection.
A reduction or elimination of an immune response.
Immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immuno-suppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression may occur as an adverse reaction to treatment of other conditions. But deliberately induced immunosuppression is generally done to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant or for the treatment of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease.