antimetabolite definition

  • noun:
    • A substance that closely resembles a vital metabolite and for that reason disturbs physiological reactions involving it.
    • Any material that competes with, or inhibits the conventional metabolism, often by acting as an analogue of a vital metabolite
    • an antineoplastic medicine that inhibits the usage of a metabolite
    • A substance that closely resembles an important metabolite and therefore interferes with physiological responses involving it.
    • Any compound that competes with, or inhibits the conventional metabolic process, often by acting as an analogue of an essential metabolite
    • an antineoplastic medicine that prevents the utilization of a metabolite

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