Definition of Bromouracil

1. [n -S]



Medical Definition of Bromouracil

1. 5-bromo-2,4(1h,3h)-pyrimidinedione. Brominated derivative of uracil that acts as an antimetabolite, substituting for thymine in DNA. It is used mainly as an experimental mutagen, but its deoxyriboside (bromodeoxyuridine) is used to treat neoplasms. Pharmacological action: antimetabolites, mutagens. Chemical name: 2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 5-bromo- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bromouracil

bromopropane
bromopyridine
bromopyruvate
bromopyruvic acid
bromos
bromosuccinimide
bromosugar
bromosulfite
bromosulfophthalein
bromothymol
bromothymol blue
bromothymols
bromotrichloromethane
bromotrifluoroethylene
bromotrifluoromethane
bromouracil (current term)
bromouracils
bromouridine
bromouridines
bromous
bromous acid
bromoviridae
bromovirus
bromoxynil
brompheniramine
brompheniramine maleate
bromphenol blue
bromphenol test
brompicrin
brompton stock

Literary usage of Bromouracil

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Col El DNA molecules that are in the process of being replicated are obtained by labeling the replicating Col El DNA in minicells with 5-bromouracil and ..."

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