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fluorouracil

[floo r-uh-yoo r-uh-sil, flawr-, flohr-] /ˌflʊər əˈyʊər ə sɪl, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a pyrimidine analog, C 4 H 3 FN 2 O 2 , used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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  • The tapes may be used in combination with other medications, such as fluorouracil.
fluorouracil in Medicine

fluorouracil fluor·o·u·ra·cil (flur'ō-yur'ə-sĭl, flôr'-)
n.
An antineoplastic agent used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.

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