Definition of Immunodepression

1. Noun. (immunology) A deficiency in one or more components of the immune system ¹



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Medical Definition of Immunodepression

1. This occurs when T and/or B clones of lymphocytes are depleted in size or suppressed in their reactivity, expansion or differentiation. It may arise from activation of specific or non-specific T suppressor lymphocytes of either T or B clones or by drugs that have generalised effects on most or all T or B lymphocytes. Cyclosporin A and FK506 act on T-cells, as does antilymphocyte serum, alkylating agents such as cyclophosphamide are less specific in their action and damage DNA replication, while base analogues interfering with guanine metabolism act in a similar way. See: immunophilin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunodepression

immunocytochemically
immunocytochemistry
immunodeficiencies
immunodeficiency
immunodeficiency disorders
immunodeficiency syndrome
immunodeficiency with elevated IgM
immunodegradation
immunodepleted
immunodepletion
immunodepletions
immunodepressant
immunodepression (current term)
immunodepressor
immunodetection
immunodetections
immunodiagnoses
immunodiagnosis
immunodiagnostic
immunodiagnostics
immunodiffusion
immunodiffusions
immunodominance
immunodominant
immunodominant epitopes
immunoediting
immunoelectron

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