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Antimetabolite Definition

Agents that inhibit the biosynthesis of pyrimidine or purine nucleotides or mimic natural nucleotides so they interfere with their synthesis or function and subsequently interrupt DNA, RNA, and/or protein synthesis.

Antimetabolite Synonyms

Antimetabolite, Antimetabolites, antimetabolite

Terms in Antimetabolite category

Folate Antagonist
Folic Acid Derivative
Miscellaneous Antimetabolite
Purine Antagonist
Pyrimidine Antagonist

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