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immunosuppression
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
The specific failure of a normally responsive individual to make an immune response to a known antigen. It results from previous contact with the antigen by an immunologically immature individual (fetus or neonate) or by an adult exposed to extreme high-dose or low-dose antigen, or by exposure to radiation, antimetabolites, antilymphocytic serum, etc.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2013
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/46965.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/46965
Used For
immune tolerance
immunodeficiency
immunologic deficiency
immunological deficiency
USE FOR And Type
immune desensitization
immunosuppression (therapy)
immunosuppression drug therapy
immunosuppression therapies
immunosuppression therapy
immunosuppressive drug therapy
immunosuppressive therapies
immunosuppressive therapy
Broader Term
immunomodulation
Related Term
allergoids
immunocompromised population
immunologic deficiency syndromes
immunotherapy
Spanish
inmunosupresión
Term Number
46965