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imatinib

noun imat·i·nib \ i-ˈma-tə-ˌnib \
variants: or imatinib mesylate

medical Definition of imatinib

:an anticancer drug taken orally in the form of its mesylate C29H31N7O·CH4O3S to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia and metastatic or unresectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Note: Imatinib acts by inhibiting the abnormal tyrosine kinase produced by the Philadelphia chromosome. It is marketed under the trademark Gleevec.

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