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antimetabolite Explained

antimetabolite at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Substance that competes with, replaces, or inhibits a specific compound within a cell, whose functioning is thereby disrupted. Because its structure resembles the compound's, it is taken up by the cell, but it does not react in the same way with the enzyme that acts on the usual compound. It may inhibit the enzyme or be converted into an aberrant chemical. Many antimetabolites are useful in treating disease, incl. sulfa drugs, which disrupt bacterial but not human metabolism for bacterial diseases, and others (e.g., methotrexate, 5-fluorouracil) for various cancers.

antimetabolite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

antimetabolite
n : an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a
metabolite

antimetabolite at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: medicin » e Any substance that competes with, or inhibits the normal metabolic process, often by acting as an analogue of an essential metabolite

  • Translation: fr » antimetabolite
    Translation: io » antimetabolite
    Translation: pl » antimetabolite
    Translation: ta » antimetabolite