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immunosuppressive

[¦im·yə·nō·sə′pres·iv]
(pharmacology)
Any drug or agent used to suppress antibody production.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The QFT-GIT(+)/TST(-) discordances have been attributed in the literature to a theoretically larger influence of immunosuppressive therapy on TST, although this effect has not been confirmed by all authors (14,17,30).
This US FDA's designation is based on the company's analysis of research conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which showed that over 52% of patients with treatment-naAaAaAeA ve SAA achieved complete response six months when treated with Promacta at the initiation of and concurrently with standard immunosuppressive treatment.
Because blocking TWEAK has no apparent immunosuppressive effects, it might be a candidate for combination therapy with existing cytotoxic drugs.
We hypothesized that immunosuppressive MSC may predominate in ectopic lesions contributing to their reduced immunosurveillance and growth.
A goal in organ transplantation is the induction of specific immune tolerance or “almost tolerance.” Immunosuppressive agents play a vital role in stabilizing recipient immunity to accomplish this goal.
Immunosuppressive agents are necessary to prevent graft rejection after solid organ transplantation.
Europe, and Australia identified no unknown safety concerns and confirmed that the risk for PML increases with longer use of natalizumab and with any prior use of immunosuppressive therapy.
Overall, "patients should not be treated with immunosuppressive therapies during the acute stage.
Prescribed opioids remained associated with CAP in the adjusted models for past unknown or nonimmunosuppressive (adjusted OR, 1.24; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-1.40) and past immunosuppressive opioid use (aOR, 1.42; 95% CI, 1.21-1.67).
Tx has been the most successful and most preferred method for patients with CRF thanks to the newly developed surgical methods and the introduction of immunosuppressive drugs (5).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of the label for Switzerland-based Novartis' Promacta (eltrombopag) to include first-line treatment for adults and paediatric patients two years and older with Severe Aplastic Anaemia (SAA) in combination with standard immunosuppressive therapy, it was reported yesterday.
Researchers at Manchester University's Centre for Dermatology analysed isolated human scalp hair follicles treated with immunosuppressive drug, Cyclosporine A (CsA).