azathioprine

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az·a·thi·o·prine

 (ăz′ə-thī′ə-prēn′)
n.
An immunosuppressive agent used to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients and to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis.

[Probably from az(o)- + thio- + p(u)rine.]

azathioprine

(ˌæzəˈθaɪəˌpriːn)
n
(Pharmacology) 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
[C20: from aza- + thio- + p(u)rine]
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Noun1.azathioprine - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organazathioprine - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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azathioprine

n azatioprina
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After the exclusion of other diseases which cause granuloma formation, the patient was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, and azothioprine 100 mg/day and prednisolone 16 mg every 48 hours was prescribed.
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