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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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in For the remaining patients, corticosteroids alone are the first choice (10-20 mg a day), but if corticosteroidsparing agents are necessary, then methotrexate or azothioprine
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