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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Rheumatrex  listen  (ROO-muh-trex)

  A drug used to treat some types of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe skin conditions, such as psoriasis. Rheumatrex stops cells from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called amethopterin, methotrexate, and MTX.

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