azathioprine

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azathioprine:

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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These individuals poorly tolerate azothioprine treatment, a purine analog and commonly prescribed immunosuppressive drug.
The role of cytotoxic agents, such as cyclosporine-A, azothioprine and cyclophosphamide, in the treatment of vascular lesions in BD is discussed (10).
Immunosuppressive drugs such as azothioprine, methotrexate, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil and cyclophosphamide may be used as second-line treatment (SOR: C).