NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,612 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- nonspecific immunomodulating agent
- listen (non-speh-SIH-fik IH-myoo-noh-MOD-yoo-lay-ting AY-jent)
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.