hydroxyurea

noun hy·droxy·urea \ hī-ˌdräk-sē-yu̇-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of hydroxyurea

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

First Known Use of hydroxyurea

1949


Medical Dictionary

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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