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cyclosporine

[sahy-kluh-spawr-een, -in, -spohr-, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈspɔr in, -ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-, ˌsɪk lə-/
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.
Also, cyclosporin
[sahy-kluh-spawr-in, -spohr-, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈspɔr ɪn, -ˈspoʊr-, ˌsɪk lə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; < Neo-Latin Cyclospor(eae) a class of brown algae (see cyclo-, -spore, -eae) + -in2
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Examples from the web for cyclosporine
  • Another potential problem is an inflammatory reaction that can be treated with eyedrops containing cyclosporine.
  • cyclosporine therapy for children with psoriasis has not been well studied.
  • These medicines include corticosteroids, cyclosporine, and methotrexate.
  • Other medicines that have been used include cyclosporine and chlorambucil.
  • Some patients will receive high doses of corticosteroids or a drug called cyclosporine to suppress their immune system.
  • Certain people, such as those who are receiving cyclosporine after a transplant, have a high risk of developing tophi.
cyclosporine in Medicine

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 in Science
cyclosporine (sī'klə-spôr'ēn, -ĭn) also cyclosporin
  (sī'klə-spôr'ēn, -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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