a toxic folic acid analogue, C20H22N8O5, that inhibits cellular reproduction, used primarily in the treatment of psoriasis and certain cancers and as an immunosuppressive agent.
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How to use methotrexate in a sentence
According to a recent statement from the Arthritis Foundation, people in states like Texas are reporting difficulties getting their prescriptions for methotrexate filled.Abortion bans are impeding access to ulcer, arthritis, and cancer medications | Kate Baggaley | August 1, 2022 | Popular-Science
Soon after she started taking the drug methotrexate in February, Jennifer Crow noticed a significant improvement in her inflammatory arthritis pain.Abortion Restrictions May Be Making It Harder for Patients to Get a Cancer and Arthritis Drug | Jamie Ducharme | July 6, 2022 | Time
Murphy says reports of patients being denied methotrexate are anecdotal, so it’s hard to get a handle on how common they are.Abortion Restrictions May Be Making It Harder for Patients to Get a Cancer and Arthritis Drug | Jamie Ducharme | July 6, 2022 | Time
British Dictionary definitions for methotrexate
an antimetabolite drug used in the treatment of certain cancers. Formula: C 20 H 22 N 8 O 5
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Scientific definitions for methotrexate
A toxic drug that acts as a folic acid antagonist to interfere with cellular reproduction and is used in the treatment of psoriasis, certain cancers, and certain inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Chemical formula: C20H22N8O5.
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