cyclosporin

cyclosporine

[sahy-kluh-spawr-een, -in, -spohr-, sik-luh-]
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.
Also, cyclosporin [sahy-kluh-spawr-in, -spohr-, sik-luh-] .


Origin:
1975–80; < Neo-Latin Cyclospor(eae) a class of brown algae (see cyclo-, -spore, -eae) + -in2

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ciclosporin or cyclosporin (ˌsaɪkləʊˈspɔːrɪn)
 
n
a drug extracted from a fungus and used after organ transplantation to suppress the body's immune mechanisms, and so prevent rejection of an organ
 
cyclosporin or cyclosporin
 
n

cyclosporin (ˌsaɪkləʊˈspɔːrɪn)
 
n
a variant spelling of ciclosporin

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cyclosporine cy·clo·spor·ine (sī'klə-spôr'ēn, -ĭn) or cy·clo·spor·in A (-ĭn)
n.
A cyclic oligopeptide immunosuppressant produced by fungus and used to inhibit organ transplant rejection.

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cyclosporine (sī'klə-spôr'ēn, -ĭn) also cyclosporin   (sī'klə-spôr'ēn, -ĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
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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