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Introduction: Allopurinol

Description of Allopurinol

Allopurinol: a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Allopurinol: A a structural isomer of hypoxanthine. Allopurinol inhibits xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that converts oxypurines to uric acid. By blocking the production of uric acid, this agent decreases serum and urine concentrations of uric acid, thereby providing protection against uric acid-mediated end organ damage in conditions associated with excessive production of uric acid, i.e. the massive cell lysis associated with the treatment of some malignancies. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Allopurinol: drug used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid.
Source: CRISP

Allopurinol: A XANTHINE OXIDASE inhibitor that decreases URIC ACID production. It also acts as an antimetabolite on some simpler organisms.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Allopurinol include:

  • Apresoline

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Terms Similar to Allopurinol:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Allopurinol

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Allopurinol can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Allopurinol

The following list attempts to classify Allopurinol into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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