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Definition of the noun amethopterin

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noun - plural: amethopterins

  1. toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis

Alternative definition of the noun amethopterin


  1. [context: now rare] Methotrexate

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Amethopterin: Amethopterin is an inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase, an important enzyme in the de novo biosynthetic pathway of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. Synonymous with methotrexate, amethopterin is used as an antitumor drug ...

Google previewDictionary of DNA and Genome Technology (2012)

by Paul Singleton

4-amino-10-methylfolic acid See the entry AMETHOPTERIN. aminoalkylsilane See the entry the entry AAS. 4-aminofolic acid See the entry AMINOPTERIN. aminoglycoside antibiotic Any of a group of (broad-spectrum) antibiotics in which the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: K-N (1999)

by S. Gangolli

-amethopterin; N-4-[[(2,4-diamino-6-pteridinyl)methyl] methylamino]benzoyl-L-glutamic acid; amethopterin; 4-amino-10-methylfolic acid ; 4-amino-N-methylpteroylglutamic acid; a-methopterin; methylaminopterin ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Günter Kahl

Amethopterin: See methotrexate. Amicetin A, amicetin B: See → nucleoside antibiotics. amicroRNA: See → artificial microRNA. Amino acid: Any one of a group of organic acids that altogether contain an α-carboxyl and an α-amino group, but ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

After sulfanilamide was foundto bean antimetabolite of paraminobenzoic acid, an essential growth factor for streptococci, the group atLederle Laboratories synthesized antimetabolites of folic acid – first aminopterin and later amethopterin now ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

affected male;akinetic mutism; alcoholic male; alveolar macrophage; alveolarmucosa; amacrine cell; ambulatory; amethopterin; ametropia; ammeter; amperemeter;ampicillin; amplitude modulation; amyl; anovularmenstruation; anterior mitral ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

During the 1940s, Sidney Farber, who later founded the DanaFarber Cancer Institute, successfully used aminopterin and later amethopterin (methotrexate) to treat children suffering from acute leukemia, treatment that resulted in the first partial ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

Military Surgeons of the United States AMT acute miliary tuberculosis; Adenosine Scan Multicenter Trial; alpha-methyltyrosine; American Medical Technologists; amethopterin; amitriptyline; amniotic membrane transplantation; amphetamine; ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

member for training; alpha-methyltyrosine; amethopterin; amount; amphetamine amt (AMT) alternative minimum tax AMT Academy of Medicine, Toronto, Canada; Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Aerial Mail Terminal; Air Mail Transfer; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Cancer (2005)

by Carol Turkington, Mitchell Edelson

amethopterin See METHOTREXATE. amifostine (Ethyol) An intravenous (IV) drug that can lower the cumulative kidney toxicity associated with repeated administration of cisplatin to patients who ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

methotrexate (amethopterin) A dihydrofolate analogue that inhibits *dihydrofolate reductase and kills rapidly growing cells. Used in treatment of acute leukaemias and some autoimmune diseases.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

VAFAC Abbreviation for a combination drug containing vincristine, amethopterin, FU, adriamycin, and cytoxan. Vaginitis Inflammation of the vagina. Vaginomycosis Fungal infection of the vagina. Vagistat A trade name for tioconazole, ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

-L-glutamic acid Common Name: Amethopterin Structural Formula: Chemical Abstracts Registry No.: 59-05-2 Trade Name ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

VAMP Vincristine, Amethopterin, 6– Mercaptopurine, and Prednisone. Oncology. VAN Valore Attuale Netto. Italian acronym meaning: Net Present Value. VAN Value-Added Network. V&P Vendor and Purchaser. Business; Finance.

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

methotrexate (amethopterin), pyrimethamine, and 4amino-pteroylaspartic acid. Synergists include biotin, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E, ...

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