[ hahy-drok-see-yoo-ree-uh, -yoor-ee-uh ]
/ haɪˌdrɒk si yʊˈri ə, -ˈyʊər i ə /
a synthetic compound, CH4N2O2, used in cancer therapy.
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Medical definitions for hydroxyurea
[ hī-drŏk′sē-yu-rē′ə ]
An antineoplastic drug that suppresses the production of blood cell precursors in the bone marrow and is used in the treatment of certain leukemias, carcinomas, and sickle cell anemia.
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