T-suppressor count

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Medical Definition of T-suppressor count

T-suppressor count: A test that counts the number of T-suppressor (T-8) cells in the bloodstream. It appears that some T-8 cells secrete a substance that can kill the HIV virus, so a high count is believed to be a good indicator for people with HIV (AIDS).

See also T- suppressor cells.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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