Definition of Thioguanine

1. Noun. An antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias.




Definition of Thioguanine

1. Noun. (organic compound) A derivative of guanine obtained by replacing the carbonyl group with a thiol; it is an antineoplastic agent ¹

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Medical Definition of Thioguanine

1. 2-amino-1,7-dihydro-6h-purine-6-thione. An antineoplastic compound which also has antimetabolite action. The drug is used in the therapy of acute leukaemia. Pharmacological action: antimetabolites, antineoplastic. Chemical name: 6H-Purine-6-thione, 2-amino-1,7-dihydro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thioguanine

thiogalactosides
thiogallate
thiogenic
thioglucosidase
thioglucoside
thioglucosides
thioglycerol
thioglycolate
thioglycolates
thioglycolic
thioglycolic acid
thioglycollate
thioglycollates
thioglycoside
thioglycosides
thioguanine (current term)
thiohemiacetal
thiohemiacetals
thiohemiketal
thiohydantoin
thiohydantoins
thioic
thioic acid
thioimidate
thioinosine
thioketal
thioketals
thioketone
thioketones
thiokinase

Literary usage of Thioguanine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The frequency of 6-thioguanine-resistant peripheral blood lymphocytes has been determined by autoradiography in a control population and a population of ..."

2. Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology by National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Pulmonary Toxicology (1989)
"Cells that are deficient in HPRT can proliferate in the presence of the toxic purine analogue 6-thioguanine, whereas HPRT-normal cells cannot. ..."

3. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (1998)
"... then to select for cells resistant to both G418, a neomycin analogue, and 6-thioguanine (6-TG), a drug toxic to cells with a functional hprt gene. ..."

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