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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A 2-year, randomized European trial showed that a top-down approach, combining early immunosuppression with infliximab (Remicade) and azathioprine (Imuran in Canada, Azasan in the United States) followed by azathioprine monotherapy and, if necessary, additional infliximab and corticosteroids, was more effective than step-up management for induction of remission and reduction of steroids in the short term (Lancet 2008;371:660-7).
375 g, GIAZO (TM)(balsalazide disodium) tablets, COLAZAL (balsalazide disodium) Capsule, METOZOLV ODT (metoclopramide HCl), RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection, FULYZAQ (TM)(crofelemer) delayed-release tablets, SOLESTA, DEFLUX, PEPCID (famotidine) for Oral Suspension, DIURIL (Chlorothiazide) Oral Suspension, AZASAN (Azathioprine) Tablets, USP, 75/100 mg, ANUSOL-HC 2.
Salix also markets XIFAXAN, VISICOL, OSMOPREP, AZASAN, ANUSOL-HC and PROCTOCORT.