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3 ways of immunosuppression

chemical immunosuppressants
Biological agents
Radiation

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Chemical immune suppressants work in 3 ways

Inhibition of mitosis
Inhibition of protein synthesis
Anti-inflammatories decrease the number of circulating lymphs and decrease phagocytic and cytotoxic abilities of macrophages

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Biological agents

Ab directed against immune cells

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Radiation

depletes patients lymphs prior to transplant
Often used prior to bone marrow transplant