A cyclic oligopeptide immunosuppressant produced by the fungus Tolypocladium inflatum Gams; used to inhibit organ transplant rejection. SYN: cyclosporin A.

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cy·clo·spor·ine .sī-klə-'spȯr-ən, -.ēn n a cyclosporin C62H111N11O12 used as an immunosuppressive drug esp. to prevent rejection of transplanted organs

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cy·clo·spor·ine (si″klo-sporґēn) [USP] a macrolide immunosuppressant of the calcineurin inhibitor group, produced as a metabolite by the soil fungus Tolypocladium inflatum Gams; it acts by inhibiting activation of helper T lymphocytes. Administered orally or intravenously to prevent and treat rejection in organ transplant recipients, to treat severe psoriasis, and as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis; also administered topically to the conjunctiva in the treatment of chronic dry eye.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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