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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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Although topical fluorouracil can help reduce actinic keratoses and cure some superficial basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, it has not been studied as a strategy to prevent the development of lesions that might require surgery, wrote Martin A.
Inefficacy of low-dose intraoperative fluorouracil in the treatment of primary pterygium.
size or scope of the contract: The contract is the purchase with the delivery of tests for determination of 5 - fluorouracil in plasma for the Department of Laboratory Diagnostics Holy Cross Cancer Center in Kielce according to Package 1.
Intra-lesional 5 fluorouracil for the management of recurrent pterygium.
These results "indicate that treating a patient with a single course of fluorouracil would reduce the subsequent number of spot treatments and benefit care of patients with multiple AKs for longer than 2 years," concluded Dr.
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Fluorouracil (Adrucil) is approved for the treatment of colorectal and multiple other cancers.
Ca = cancer, FAC = Fluorouracil + cyclophosphamide + Adriamycin, FEC = 5-FU + epirubicin + cyclophosphamide, SCC= Squamous cell carcinoma.
Although capecitabine is slightly more expensive than fluorouracil, it is cheaper to use because it can be taken by mouth outside of hospital.
But the couple were not told of the risk of cardio-toxicity with 5 - Fluorouracil.
Prospective randomized trial comparing mitomycin, cisplatin, and protracted venousinfusion fluorouracil (PVI 5-FU) with epirubicin, cisplatin, and PVI 5-FU in advanced esophagogastric cancer.
The 5- fluorouracil has endothelial toxicity resulting in thrombogenic effect and release of vasoactive substances (1, 2).