Glossary Term:

Title

immunosuppression

Phonetic

<b>im</b>-yuh-no-suh-<b>PREH</b>-shun

Description

a state in which the immune system is weak and unable to respond the way it should. This condition may be present at birth, or it may be caused by some infections (such as human immunodeficiency virus or HIV), cancer, or cancer treatments (such as chemotherapy and radiation). See also immune system.