A reduced response of the immune system caused deliberately, by medications or radiation, or not deliberately, by malnutrition, cancer or certain diseases such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Involves a process that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system.
Suppression of the body’s immune system and its ability to fight infections and other diseases.
A condition in which the immune system is not functioning normally may result from illness, certain drugs, or other environmental effects.
The suppression of the body’s natural immune system so that it will not reject a transplanted organ.
Decreased ability to fight infection; decreased antibody response to antigens.
Lowering of the body’s normal immune response to the invasion of foreign material. It may be deliberate, as in the administration of drugs to decrease the immune response to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, or incidental, resulting from chemotherapy or radiotherapy in cancer treatment.