Glossary Term

Immunosuppression

Prevention or inhibition of the immune system to respond to foreign substances in the body. Medications often used to prevent a recipient’s immune system from rejecting a transplanted organ or tissue include prednisone, methylprednisolone, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, and sirolimus, among others. (OPTN Glossary May 2021)

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