An immunosuppressive drug produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces tsukubaensis, C44 H69 NO12 , used in combination with corticosteroids to prevent rejection of organ transplants.
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Origin of Tacrolimus
t(sukubaensis) specific epithet (after Mount Tsukuba Japan, near which the actinomycete was discovered) (m)acrol(ide) im(m)u(no)s(uppressant)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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