Purinethol

A drug used to treat acute lymphatic leukemia. It belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites. Also called mercaptopurine.

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  • Purinethol — noun a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia • Syn: ↑mercaptopurine • Usage Domain: ↑trade name • Hypernyms: ↑antimetabolite, ↑immunosuppressant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purinethol — Pu·rine·thol (puґrēn thol) trademark for a preparation of mercaptopurine …   Medical dictionary

  • mercaptopurine — noun a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia • Syn: ↑Purinethol • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Purinethol) • Hypernyms: ↑a …   Useful english dictionary

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