mercaptopurine

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mercaptopurine mer·cap·to·pu·rine (mər-kāp'tō-pyur'ēn)
n.
A purine analogue that acts as an antimetabolite by interfering with purine synthesis, used primarily in the treatment of acute leukemia.

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