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hydroxyurea

noun hy·droxy·urea \-y-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of HYDROXYUREA

:  a drug CH4N2O2 used to treat some forms of leukemia, melanoma, and malignant tumors

First Known Use of HYDROXYUREA

1949

hydroxyurea

noun hy·droxy·urea \-y-ˈrē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROXYUREA

:  an antineoplastic drug CH4N2O2 used especially to treat myeloproliferative disorders (as chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, and thrombocythemia) and malignant tumors

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