Definitions for "Antimetabolites"
anticancer drugs that can stop or slow down biochemical reactions in cells.
A family of anticancer drugs that replace normal vitamins to starve cancer cells.
A group of anti-cancer drugs that prevent cell from growing and dividing by blocking the chemical reactions required in the cell to produce DNA. Drugs of this type include 6-mercaptopurine, azathioprine, thioguanine, methotrexate, and cytarabine. (See Chemotherapy)
A class of medication given to transplant recipients to help prevent rejection of the new organ (by suppressing the body's natural immune response to foreign tissues), usually called immunosuppressives.