(also cyclosporin A, cyclosporine)
noun[mass noun] Medicine
A drug with immunosuppressive properties used to prevent the rejection of grafts and transplants. A cyclic peptide, it is obtained from a fungus.
- This drug is obtained from the fungus Trichoderma polysporum.
- Immunosuppressive drugs such as steroids and cyclosporin are successful in preventing rejection.
- Other systemic immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclosporine, azathioprine and methotrexate, may be added to steroid therapy.
- The lung disease progressed over the last year despite treatment with steroids, cyclosporine, cloxacillin, and gamma globulin.
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