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n. a drug that prevents the growth of cancer cells and is administered by mouth, chiefly in the treatment of acute leukaemias (see antimetabolite). It commonly reduces the numbers of white blood cells; mouth ulcers and digestive upsets may also occur. Trade name: Puri-Nethol.

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