antimetabolite

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antimetabolite:

see metabolitemetabolite,
organic compound that is a starting material in, an intermediate in, or an end product of metabolism. Starting materials are substances, usually small and of simple structure, absorbed by the organism as food. These include the vitamins and essential amino acids.
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antimetabolite

[¦an·tē·mə′tab·ə‚līt]
(pharmacology)
A substance, such as sulfanilamide or amethopterin, that inhibits utilization of an essential metabolite because it is an analog of the metabolite.
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