Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

suppression

suppression is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(sŭ-presh′ŏn)

[L. suppressio, stem suppression-, a pressing down]

1. The control, but not complete eradication, of a disease, esp. an infection. In the management of HIV/AIDS, e.g., drug therapies are designed to suppress viral loads to very low levels.
2. The complete failure of the natural production of a secretion or excretion, as distinguished from retention, in which normal secretion occurs but the discharge is retained within the organ or body.
3. In Freudian psychoanalysis, the ego defense mechanism of conscious inhibition of an idea or desire, as distinguished from repression, which Freud considered an unconscious process.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Suppression." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748987/all/suppression.
Suppression. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748987/all/suppression. Accessed June 17, 2019.
Suppression. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748987/all/suppression
Suppression [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748987/all/suppression.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - suppression ID - 748987 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748987/all/suppression PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -