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Noun1.Purinethol - a drug (trade name Purinethol) that interferes with the metabolism of purine and is used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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* Immunomodulators: Methotrexate (Rheumatrex), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral), azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), tacrolimus (Prograf)
* Immunomodulators, such as azathioprine (Imuran, Azasan) or 6-mercaptopurine (Purinethol, Purixan)
In response to the public outrage on social media over the absence of the cancer medication, Mercaptopurine, sold under the brand name Purinethol, authorities moved forward to supply the Sohag Cancer Institute with the much needed medication, while other institutes are still waiting.