OBO ID: CHEBI:35705
Term Name: immunosuppressive agent Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • immunosuppressant
  • immunosuppressive agents
  • inmunosupresor
Definition: An agent that suppresses immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-cells or by inhibiting the activation of helper cells. In addition, an immunosuppressive agent is a role played by a compound which is exhibited by a capability to diminish the extent and/or voracity of an immune response.
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Ontology: Chebi
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