everolimus

noun
ev·​e·​ro·​li·​mus | \ ˌe-və-ˈrō-lə-məs How to pronounce everolimus (audio) \

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 McConnaughey, Associated Press, 28 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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“Everolimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/everolimus. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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