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[a(mino)- + meth- + pter(oyl), one of its constituents + -in.]
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Noun1.amethopterin - toxic antimetabolite that limits cellular reproduction by acting as an antagonist to folic acid; used to treat certain cancers and psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
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The VAMP program (vincristine, amethopterin, 6-mercaptopurine, and prednisone) raised leukemia remission rates to 60 percent by the end of the decade, and at least half the time these remissions were measured in years.
The growing hair roots of the human scalp and morphologic changes therein following amethopterin therapy.
The latter tolerates 6-400-fold higher concentration of various antineoplastic agents compared to humans (e.g., Amethopterin, Nitromin, Cytoxan, ThioTEPA, Myleran, Pactamycin, Carboplatin, Amsacrine, Thalicarpine, Chlorozotocin, and Fludarabine) [15].