antimetabolite

(redirected from Anti-metabolite)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Anti-metabolite: methotrexate

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
2026: Phase I and pharmacokinetic trial of oral administration of CYC682, a novel 2' deoxycytidine type anti-metabolite pro-drug, in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma.
Applying OculusGen simply adds a step to the traditional trabeculectomy technique, and improves results by eliminating anti-metabolite side effects.
Tularik's third anti-cancer drug candidate, T64, is an anti-metabolite.

Full browser ?