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An agent that can suppress or prevent the immune response. Immunosuppressants are used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ and to treat autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn's disease. Some treatments for cancer act as immunosuppressants. Also called an immunodepressant.

glossary/immunosuppressant.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)