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noun, plural: immunostimulant

An agent capable of inducing activation or increasing the activity of the immune system.


Word origin: From immuno- + stimulant.

Synonym: immunostimulator.
Compare: immunosuppressant.
See also: immune system.

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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... inhibits NADPH oxidase and COX-2, which means it is a powerful immunosupressant. The polysaccharide is finding applications in medicine as an immunostimulant. Eating Spirulina provides both immunostimulant and immunosuppressant effects, which though it sounds odd, do not cancel one another ...

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