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 (flo͝or′ō-yo͝or′ə-sĭl, flôr′-)
An antineoplastic agent, C4H3FN2O2, used especially in the treatment of cancers of the skin, breast, and digestive system.


a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of cancer, which operates by interfering with the abnormal growth of cells


(ˌflʊər əˈyʊər ə sɪl, ˌflɔr-, ˌfloʊr-)

a pyrimidine analog, C4H3FN2O2, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
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Noun1.fluorouracil - an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite


n fluorouracilo
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The trade names of 5-FU are Efudex, Carac, Fluroplex, and it is widely used alone or as a combined protocol in the treatment of various malignancies, includinggastrointestinal, breast, head and neck, basal cell carcinoma of skin (as a cream) and in ophthalmic surgery.
Additionally, Mylan has acquired a license to manufacture and market Fluorouracil 5% USP cream as the exclusive authorised generic to Valeant's Efudex.
s (Aliso Viejo CA) cream Efudex, which is used to treat actinic keratoses, a precancerous form of squamous cell carcinoma, improved the appearance of skin, smoothing out rough spots and wrinkles, improving skin color, and erasing brown spots.
US scientists led by Dr Dana Sachs, of the University of Michigan Medical School, have found that besides reducing potentially cancerous skin patches, Fluorouracil ointment, also known as Efudex, can mend the damage seen on sun- exposed faces.
Under the new Medicare Part D, however, the cost of a course of Efudex is covered, with only minimal out-of-pocket expense to the patient.
conducted a study in which 25 patients with 27 lesions were treated with the 5-FU cream Efudex and found remarkably similar results.
Doctors tried to treat it with Efudex, a strong anti-cancer drug, which can only be used for a few weeks.
Fluorouracil Cream USP, 5% Spear Pharmaceuticals Efudex Topical
Fairfield, NJ: Doak Dermatologics; 2006; Efudex [prescribing information].