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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


recombinant urate oxidase  listen  (ree-KOM-bih-nunt YOOR-ayt OK-sih-days)

  A drug used to treat high blood levels of uric acid in patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other types of cancer who are receiving certain types of cancer treatment. It is also being studied in the treatment of other medical conditions. Recombinant urate oxidase is a type of recombinant enzyme and a type of urate-lowering drug. Also called Elitek and rasburicase.

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