Medical Dictionary

pemetrexed

play
noun pem·e·trex·ed \ˌpem-ə-ˈtrek-ˌsed\

Medical Definition of pemetrexed

  1. :  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, 12 Aug. 2009 Pemetrexed is marketed under the trademark Alimta.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pemetrexed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!