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azathioprine

[az-uh-thahy-uh-preen] /ˌæz əˈθaɪ əˌprin/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a cytotoxic purine analog, C 9 H 7 N 7 O 2 S, used as an immunosuppressive in organ transplantations and in rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders.
Origin of azathioprine
1960-1965
1960-65; coinage apparently based on imidazol, thio-, and purine, parts of the chemical name
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British Dictionary definitions for azathioprine

azathioprine

/ˌæzəˈθaɪəˌpriːn/
noun
1.
a synthetic drug that suppresses the normal immune responses of the body and is administered orally during and after organ transplantation and also in certain types of autoimmune disease. Formula: C9H7N7O2S
Word Origin
C20: from aza- + thio- + p(u)rine
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azathioprine in Medicine

azathioprine az·a·thi·o·prine (āz'ə-thī'ə-prēn')
n.
An immunosuppressive agent used especially to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.

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