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a cytotoxic purine analog, C 9 H 7 N 7 O 2 S, used as an immunosuppressive in organ transplantations and in rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders.
a synthetic drug that suppresses the normal immune responses of the body and is administered orally during and after organ transplantation and also in certain types of autoimmune disease. Formula: C9H7N7O2S

azathioprine az·a·thi·o·prine (āz’ə-thī’ə-prēn’)
An immunosuppressive agent used especially to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.


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