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Immunosuppressive Agents (Immunosuppressants) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Immunosuppressants; Agents, Immunosuppressive

Networked: 3323 relevant articles (283 outcomes, 213 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Immunosuppressive Agents is Relevant

  1. Infection : 20 outcomes 12 studies in 443 results
  2. Uveitis : 13 outcomes 4 studies in 77 results
  3. Ulcerative Colitis : 12 outcomes 8 studies in 56 results
  4. Pemphigus (Pemphigus Vulgaris) : 12 outcomes 4 studies in 62 results
  5. Proteinuria : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 37 results
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Drugs Related to Immunosuppressive Agents

  1. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
  2. Steroids
  3. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin)
  4. Azathioprine (Imuran)
  5. Tacrolimus (Prograf)
  6. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  7. Methotrexate (Mexate)
  8. Glucocorticoids
  9. mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept)
  10. rituximab (Mabthera)
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Therapies Related to Immunosuppressive Agents

  1. Transplants (Transplant)
  2. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  3. Plasma Exchange
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Plasmapheresis
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