hydroxyurea

noun hy·droxy·urea \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-yu̇-ˈrē-ə \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of hydroxyurea

: a drug CH4N2O2 used especially to treat myeloproliferative disorders (such as polycythemia vera and myelogenous leukemia) and malignant tumors

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1949

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hydroxyurea

noun hy·droxy·urea \ -yu̇-ˈrē-ə \

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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