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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Purinethol

Purinethol (PYUR-in-thall)
A drug used to treat acute lymphatic leukemia. It belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites. Also called mercaptopurine.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.