arabinocytidine

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arabinosylcytosine — A compound of arabinose and cytosine, analogous to ribosylcytosine (cytidine), that inhibits the biosynthesis of DNA; used as a chemotherapeutic agent because of antiviral and tumor growth inhibiting properties. SYN: arabinocytidine, arabinof …   Medical dictionary

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