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cyclosporine

[ sahy-kluh-spawr-een, -in, -spohr-, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈspɔr in, -ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-, ˌsɪk lə- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a substance, synthesized by certain soil fungi, that suppresses the immune response by disabling helper T cells, used to minimize rejection of foreign tissue transplants.
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Also cy·clo·spo·rin [sahy-kluh-spawr-in, -spohr-, sik-luh-]. /ˌsaɪ kləˈspɔr ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-, ˌsɪk lə-/.

Origin of cyclosporine

1975–80; <New Latin Cyclospor(eae) a class of brown algae (see cyclo-, -spore, -eae) + -in2
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Medical definitions for cyclosporine

cyclosporine
[ sī′klə-spôrēn, -ĭn ]

n.
A cyclic oligopeptide immunosuppressant produced by fungus and used to inhibit organ transplant rejection.
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Scientific definitions for cyclosporine

cyclosporine
[ sī′klə-spôrēn, -ĭn ]

A polypeptide obtained from any of various deuteromycete fungi, used as an immunosuppressive drug to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs.
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