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Definition of mercaptopurine

What is the definition of "mercaptopurine"?
  • noun
  • 1. A purine analogue, C5H4N4S, that acts as an antimetabolite by interfering with purine synthesis, used primarily in the treatment of acute leukemia.

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  • "The next regimen they would try would be a combination of all four drugs: vincristine, amethopterin, mercaptopurine, and prednisone."

    "When a 12-year-old boy from Illinois with ALL arrived at St. Jude in 2001, Pui administered everything but the kitchen sink: the drugs prednisone, vincristine, daunorubicin, and asparaginase, followed by cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, and mercaptopurine."

    "Six weeks later, he gave the boy four courses of high-dose methotrexate, daily mercaptopurine, and four triple-drug treatments into the spinal fluid."

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