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An immunosuppressive drug produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces hygroscopicus, C15H79NO13, used in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids to prevent rejection of transplanted tissues or organs. Also called rapamycin.
[si-, origin unknown + (tac)rolimus.]
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sirolimusn sirolimus m, sirolimús m (INN)
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