Definition of Azathioprine

1. Noun. An immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.

Exact synonyms: Imuran
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Language type: Trademark



Definition of Azathioprine

1. Noun. A particular immunosuppressant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Azathioprine

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Medical Definition of Azathioprine

1. An immunosuppressive agent used in combination with cyclophosphamide and hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. According to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp 85-002, 1985), this substance has been listed as a known carcinogen. (merck index, 11th ed) Pharmacological action: antimetabolites, antimetabolites, antineoplastic, antirheumatic agents, carcinogens, immunosuppressive agents. Chemical name: 6-((1-methyl-4-nitro-1h-imidazol-5-yl)thio)-1h-purine. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Azathioprine

azaserine
azasetron
azaspiracid
azaspiracids
azaspiran
azaspirans
azaspirodecanedione
azaspirodecanediones
azastannatrane
azastannatranes
azasteroids
azasugar
azasugars
azatadine
azatadine maleate
azathioprine (current term)
azathioprines
azatricyclo
azauridine
azbuka
azedarach
azedarachs
azederach
azelaic
azelaic acid
azelastine
azene
azenes
azeotrope
azeotropes

Literary usage of Azathioprine

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1. Getting Fit Your Way: A Self-paced Fitness Guide (1993)
"azathioprine helps to reduce symptoms and damage to the affected organs. ... Another benefit of azathioprine is that it reduces or even eliminates the need ..."

2. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"azathioprine CAS No. 446-86-6 First Listed in the Fourth Annual Repon on Carcinogens Carcinogenicity There is limited evidence for the carcinogenicity of ..."

3. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"OSHA regulates asbestos under the Hazard Communication Standard and as a chemical hazard in laboratories. azathioprine CAS No. ..."

4. Carcinogenic Potency Database, Endocrine Disruptors edited by Lois Swirsky Gold (2000)
"Among the 5 human carcinogens, only aflatoxin and melphalan were evaluated as carcinogenic in monkeys; however, for the others (azathioprine, ..."

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