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Methotrexate: A drug used to treat some types of cancers, including breast, head and neck, lung, blood, and bone, and other disorders. It belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites. Also called amethopterin.
Source: National Institute of Health
Methotrexate: toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
Source: WordNet 2.1
Methotrexate: An antimetabolite with antineoplastic and immuno-modulating properties. Methotrexate inhibits the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase, resulting in inhibition of purine nucleotide and thymidylate synthesis and, subsequently, inhibition of DNA and RNA syntheses. Methotrexate also exhibits potent immunosuppressant properties. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Methotrexate : folic acid antagonist that acts by inhibiting the synthesis of nucleic acids, thymidylate, and protein; used as an antineoplastic in a wide variety of malignancies, and as an antipsoriatic and antirheumatic.
Count: Methotrexate is listed as a: treatment for 31 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 3 conditions.
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