azathioprine

noun
aza·​thi·​o·​prine | \ ˌa-zə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn How to pronounce azathioprine (audio) \

Definition of azathioprine

: a purine antimetabolite C9H7N7O2S used especially as an immunosuppressant

Examples of azathioprine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other types of immunosuppressants include mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine, which are normally used for organ transplant patients and to manage certain chronic diseases, but are sometimes prescribed off-label for very severe eczema. Jessie Van Amburg, Health.com, 30 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of azathioprine

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for azathioprine

aza- + thi- + purine

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“Azathioprine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azathioprine. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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azathioprine

noun
aza·​thi·​o·​prine | \ ˌaz-ə-ˈthī-ə-ˌprēn How to pronounce azathioprine (audio) \

Medical Definition of azathioprine

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

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