azathioprine azathioprine


  • (n) an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ


  1. In 1957 Elion and Hitchings developed the drug, azathioprine, that controlled rejection in organ transplants.
  2. A mixture of azathioprine, prednisone and antilymphocyte globulin was the choice in the 1960s.

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