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  • (RAP-uh-MYOON) A drug used to prevent the rejection of organ and bone marrow transplants by the body. Rapamune is an antibiotic that blocks a protein involved in cell division and inhibits the growth and function of certain T cells of the immune system that are involved in the body's rejection of foreign tissues and organs. It is a type of immunosuppressant and a type of serine/threonine kinase inhibitor. Rapamune was previously called rapamycin. Also called sirolimus.

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  • (ROWSH-FEH-fer) An herb native to islands in the South Pacific. Substances taken from the root have been used in some cultures to relieve stress, anxiety, tension, sleeplessness, and problems of menopause. Rauschpfeffer may increase the effect of alcohol and of certain drugs used to treat anxiety and depression. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises users that rauschpfeffer may cause severe liver damage. The scientific name is Piper methysticum . Also called intoxicating pepper, kava kava, tonga, and yangona.

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  • Browse Related Terms: intoxicating pepper, kava kava, rauschpfeffer, tonga, yangona

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