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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antagonista del folato

Folate antagonist (FOH-layt an-TA-guh-nist)
A substance that blocks the activity of folic acid. Folate antagonists are used to treat cancer. Also called antifolate.

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