- Denoting an individual whose immunologic mechanism is deficient either because of an immunodeficiency disorder or because it has been rendered so by immunosuppressive agents.
* * *im·mu·no·com·pro·mised -'käm-prə-.mīzd adj having the immune system impaired or weakened (as by drugs or illness) <\immunocompromised patients>
* * *adj.describing patients in whom the immune response is reduced or defective due to immunosuppression. Such patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections.
* * *im·mu·no·com·pro·mised (im″u-no-komґprə-mīzd) having the immune response attenuated by administration of immunosuppressive drugs, by irradiation, by malnutrition, or by some disease processes (e.g., cancer or the acquired immune deficiency syndrome).
Medical dictionary. 2011.