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Elion

[ el-ee-uhn, -on ]
/ ˈɛl i ən, -ˌɒn /
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noun

Gertrude Belle, 1918–99, U.S. pharmacologist: Nobel Prize 1988.

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Medical definitions for Elion

Elion
[ ĕlē-ən, -ŏn′ ]
Gertrude Belle 1918-1999

American drug researcher. She shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout.
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Scientific definitions for Elion

Elion
[ ĕlē-ən, -ŏn′ ]
Gertrude Belle 1918-1999

American pharmacologist who, with George Hitchings, developed drugs to treat leukemia and malaria, gout, herpes, and urinary and respiratory tract infections. She and Hitchings shared with Sir James Black the 1988 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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