azacitidine

noun

aza·​ci·​ti·​dine ˌaz-ə-ˈsit-ə-ˌdēn, -ˈsīt- How to pronounce azacitidine (audio)
variants or 5-azacytidine
ˈfīv-
also azacytidine
: 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

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“Azacitidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/azacitidine. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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