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azacitidine

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noun aza·ci·ti·dine \ˌaz-ə-ˈsit-ə-ˌdēn, -ˈsīt-\

Medical Definition of azacitidine

  1. :  an antineoplastic cytidine analog C8H12N4O5 that is administered by subcutaneous injection in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome <Azacitidine improves symptoms, decreases the rate of transformation to leukemia and the need for transfusions, and probably improves survival.—Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 18th edition, 2006>



Variants of azacitidine

or 5–azacytidine \ˈfīv-\ also azacytidine

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