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Immunosuppressive Agents MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Immunosuppressive Agents
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.477.656
Unique ID
D007166
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007166
Scope Note
Agents that suppress 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. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.
Entry Term(s)
Immunosuppressant
Immunosuppressants
Immunosuppressive Agent
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QW 955
See Also
Antilymphocyte Serum
Antirheumatic Agents
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(64)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Immunosuppressive Agents Preferred
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