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glossary:immunosuppressant [2007/09/26 00:49]
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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 disease]]s such as [[psoriasis]], [[rheumatoid arthritis]], and Crohn's [[disease]]. Some treatments for [[cancer]] act as immunosuppressants. Also called an immunodepressant.|