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View in Spanish: Carboxypeptidasa-G2

Carboxypeptidase-G2 (kar-BAK-see-PEP-tih-days …)
A bacterial enzyme that is used to neutralize the toxic effects of methotrexate. It belongs to the family of drugs called chemoprotective agents. Also called glucarpidase.

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