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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


methotrexate  listen  (meh-thuh-TREK-sayt)

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

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