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fluorouracil:

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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fluorouracil

[¦flu̇r·ō′yu̇r·ə‚sil]
(pharmacology)
C4H3FN2O2 Crystals that decompose at 282-283°C; used as an antineoplastic drug and as an inhibitor of deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis. Also known as 2,4-dioxo-5-fluoropyrimidine; 5-FU.
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Pharma's microsponge technology has been utilized in the FDA-approved Retin-A Micro product line and Carac, a chemotherapeutic product, as well as in new treatment applications under development by partners.
Treating AKs got easier when the Food and Drug Administration approved Carac (fluorouracil cream), a once-a-day topical treatment for actinic keratoses of the face and anterior scalp.
The agencies, boards, tribunals, organizations, and Ministry responsible for administering this industry are an alphabetic code for those in the know: the CTA (Canadian Transportation Agency), formerly the NTA (National Transportation Agency), TCA (Transport Canada Aviation), formerly MOT (Ministry of Transport), The TSB (Transportation Safety Board of Canada), the CAT (Civil Aviation Tribunal), CARAC (Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council), ANS (Canadian Air Navigation System) and Nay Canada to mention a few of the industry's many anagrams.
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Essa realidade e melhor apreendida, a partir da caracterizacao do perfil dos trabalhadores submetidos aos cursos de qualificacao publica no municipio de Parauapebas, ao serem analisados os discursos proferidos pelos representantes do poder publico municipal, pelos habitantes do local e pelos proprios trabalhadores desempregados, os quais apresentam carac teristicas que se aproximam a um conceito de precariado.
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(International sales: Carac, Bern, Switzerland.) Produced by Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner.
A newer product, 0.5% cream (Carac), is indicated for topical treatment of multiple AKs of the face and anterior scalp.