meaning of Antimetabolite

Antimetabolite meaning in Medical Dictionary

a drug which similar adequate to an all natural substance to be involved in a normal biochemical reaction in cells but different enough to interfere with the conventional division and procedures of cells. So-named as the medication prevents a normal metabolic process. Examples of antimetabolites consist of 6-mercaptopurine (6MP), methotrexate, and hydroxyurea.

Antimetabolite meaning in General Dictionary

an antineoplastic medicine that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite