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everolimus

noun ev·e·ro·li·mus \ ˌe-və-ˈrō-lə-məs \

medical Definition of everolimus

:an immunosuppressive drug C53H83NO14 that is a derivative of sirolimus and is administered orally especially to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and to treat some advanced forms of cancer
  • The new drug, called everolimus, was created to tamp down the immune system so the body does not reject a new organ.
  • —Janet McConnaugheyAssociated Press28 Aug. 2003
Note: Everolimus is marketed under the trademark Zortress when used to prevent transplanted organ rejection, and under the trademark Afinitor when used to treat cancer.

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