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cyclosporine

[sahy-kluh-spawr-een, -in, -spohr-, sik-luh-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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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cyclosporine in Medicine

cyclosporine

(sī′klə-spôrēn, -ĭn)
n.
  1. A cyclic oligopeptide immunosuppressant produced by fungus and used to inhibit organ transplant rejection.
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cyclosporine in Science

cyclosporine

[sī′klə-spôrēn, -ĭn]
  1. 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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