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Meaning of cyclosporine

cy•clo•spo•rine

Pronunciation: (sī"klu-spôr'ēn, -in, -spōr'-, sik"lu-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  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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