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azacitidine

noun aza·ci·ti·dine \ ˌaz-ə-ˈsit-ə-ˌdēn, -ˈsīt- \
variants: or 5-azacytidine \ˈfīv-\ also azacytidine

medical Definition of azacitidine

: 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 edition2006

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