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[meth-oh-trek-seyt] /ˌmɛθ oʊˈtrɛk seɪt/

noun, Pharmacology.
a toxic folic acid analogue, C 2 0 H 2 2 N 8 O 5 , that inhibits cellular reproduction, used primarily in the treatment of psoriasis and certain cancers and as an immunosuppressive agent.
/ˌmɛθəʊˈtrɛkseɪt; ˌmiːθəʊ-/
an antimetabolite drug used in the treatment of certain cancers. Formula: C20H22N8O5
A toxic drug that acts as a folic acid antagonist to interfere with cellular reproduction and is used in the treatment of psoriasis, certain cancers, and certain inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Chemical formula: C20H22N8O5.


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