Definition of Aminopterin

1. Noun. A particular drug used in chemotherapy. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aminopterin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aminopterin

1. A folic acid analogue and inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase. A potent cytotoxic agent used in the treatment of acute leukaemia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aminopterin

aminophosphine
aminophosphines
aminophosphonate
aminophylline
aminophyllines
aminoplast
aminoplastic
aminopromazine
aminopropanal
aminopropanals
aminopropanol
aminopropionic acid
aminopropionitrile
aminopropyl
aminopropyls
aminopterin (current term)
aminopterins
aminopyralid
aminopyridine
aminopyridines
aminopyrimidine
aminopyrine
aminopyrine n-demethylase
aminopyrines
aminoquinoline
aminoquinolines
aminorex
aminosaccharide
aminosalicylic
aminosalicylic acid

Literary usage of Aminopterin

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Growth after a requirement for exogenous purine was created by blocking purine biosynthesis with aminopterin in CS-F10 supplemented with various ..."

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