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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



amethopterin  listen  (A-meh-THOP-teh-rin)

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

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