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azathioprine

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noun aza·thi·o·prine \ˌa-zə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn\

Definition of azathioprine

  1. :  a purine antimetabolite C9H7N7O2S used especially as an immunosuppressant



Origin of azathioprine

aza- + thi- + purine


First Known Use: 1962


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azathioprine

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noun aza·thi·o·prine \ˌaz-ə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn\

Medical Definition of azathioprine

  1. :  a purine antimetabolite C9H7N7O2S that is used especially as an immunosuppressant—see imuran




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