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Examples of allopurinol in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWhat now holds his symptoms at bay is a daily dose of allopurinol, a drug developed in 1963 by the American biochemists Gertrude Elion and George Hitchings (who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine).
Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2020
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