immunologic suppression

immunologic suppression

[¦im·yə·nə¦läj·ik sə′presh·ən]
(immunology)
The use of x-irradiation, chemicals, corticosteroid hormones, or antilymphocyte antisera to suppress antibody production, particularly in graft transplants. Also known as immunosuppression.
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Before deciding to use any topical antibiotic/steroid preparation, we must consider the potential problems of steroid use and overuse, including immunologic suppression and hypersensitivity.