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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



forodesine hydrochloride  listen  (FOR-oh-deh-seen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of leukemia and lymphoma. It is a type of purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor. Also called BCX-1777 and forodesine.