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View in Spanish: Tetrahidrouridina

Tetrahydrouridine (TEH-truh-HY-droh-YOOR-ih-deen)
A substance that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy and is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the families of drugs called cytidine deaminase inhibitors, multidrug resistance modulators, and radiosensitizers.

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