NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- nonspecific immunomodulating agent
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A substance that stimulates or suppresses the immune system in a general way. A nonspecific immunomodulating agent may stimulate the immune system to help the body fight cancer, infection, or other conditions. Or it may suppress the immune system to help treat autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, or to help keep a person from rejecting a bone marrow or organ transplant.