- a cytotoxic purine analog, C9H7N7O2S, used as an immunosuppressive in organ transplantations and in rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders.
Origin of azathioprine
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- 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: C 9 H 7 N 7 O 2 S
Word Origin for azathioprine
C20: from aza- + thio- + p (u) rine
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- An immunosuppressive agent used especially to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.
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