hydroxyurea
noun Date: 1949 a drug CH4N2O2 used to treat some forms of leukemia, melanoma, and malignant tumors

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  • Hydroxyurea — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Hydroxycarbamid Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hydroxyurea — Inhibitor of DNA synthesis (but not repair) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hydroxyurea — /huy drok see yoo ree euh, yoor ee euh/, n. Pharm. a synthetic compound, CH4N2O2, used in cancer therapy. [1945 50; HYDROXY + UREA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydroxyurea — noun The hydroxylated derivative of urea, NHCO NHOH, used as an antineoplastic drug; any N or O derivative of this compound …   Wiktionary

  • hydroxyurea — An oral antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis; used in the treatment of a variety of malignancies including melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and carcinoma of the ovary. SYN: hydro …   Medical dictionary

  • hydroxyurea — hy·droxy·urea …   English syllables

  • hydroxyurea — n.; see hydroxycarbamide …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hydroxyurea — An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hydroxyurea — (¦)hīˌdräksēˌ noun Etymology: hydroxy + urea : an antineoplastic drug CH4N2O2 used especially to treat melanoma, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and malignant tumors (as of the ovary or neck) * * * /huy drok see yoo ree euh, yoor ee euh/, n. Pharm …   Useful english dictionary

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