sirolimus

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of sirolimus
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Etymology[edit]

From [Term?] +‎ (mac)rol(ide) +‎ -imus (immunosuppressant).

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sirolimus (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) An immunosuppressive drug C51H79NO13 that is a macrocyclic lactone obtained from a soil bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus and is taken orally especially to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.

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