mercaptopurine : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia
- This principle, already put to work in leukemia with the use of 6-mercaptopurine, will be extended as fast as other effective chemicals can be developed.
- Five doctors from Memorial Center reported a new addition to medicine's weapons against leukemia: a chemical known as 6-mercaptopurine.
- In 1953, Manhattan's Sloan-Kettering Institute introduced another anti-leukemia drug, 6-mercaptopurine.