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Meaning of methotrexate

meth•o•trex•ate

Pronunciation: (meth"ō-trek'sāt), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a toxic folic acid analogue, CHNO, that inhibits cellular reproduction, used primarily in the treatment of psoriasis and certain cancers and as an immunosuppressive agent.
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