mercaptopurine definition

  • noun:
    • A purine analogue, C5H4N4S, that acts as an antimetabolite by interfering with purine synthesis, utilized mainly in the remedy for acute leukemia.
    • A particular oral medication found in the treatment of disease.
    • a drug (trade name Purinethol) that disturbs the metabolism of purine and it is always treat severe lymphocytic leukemia

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