immunosuppression


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(im-YOO-no-suh-PRESH-in) This is a way to make the body's immune system weak so it is less able to fight infection or disease. It also makes the body less likely to reject a transplant. Sometimes, if you've had a transplant, your doctor may use special drugs to weaken your immune system. At other times, it's harmful to have a weak immune system. This could happen as a side effect of treatment (like from chemotherapy). Or it can be a part of a disease, like AIDS.
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Audio contributed by: Al Roker

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