amethopterin amethopterin

Definition(s):

  • (n) toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis

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Usage(s):

  • Most gratifying and surprising was the discovery that amethopterin, after years of use in acute leukemia, was effective against choriocarcinoma.
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profusion profusion
/prə ˈfju ʒən /