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Definition: 'Immunosuppression'

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immunosuppression

Type: Term

Pronunciation: im′yū-nō-sū-presh′ŭn

Definitions:
1. Prevention or interference with the development of immunologic response; may reflect natural immunologic unresponsiveness (tolerance), may be artificially induced by chemical, biologic, or physical agents, or may be caused by disease.



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