pemetrexed

noun

pem·​e·​trex·​ed ˌpem-ə-ˈtrek-ˌsed How to pronounce pemetrexed (audio)
: an antineoplastic drug that is an antagonist of folic acid and is administered by injection in the form of its hydrated disodium salt C20H19N5Na2O6·7H2O to treat pleural mesothelioma and some forms of lung cancer
Pemetrexed, a folate antimetabolite, was evaluated as a candidate for maintenance therapy because it is effective, relatively well tolerated, and easy to administer.Tracy Hampton, The Journal of the American Medical Association

Note: Pemetrexed is marketed under the trademark Alimta.

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“Pemetrexed.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pemetrexed. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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