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thioguanine

 [thi″o-gwah´nēn]
a guanine analogue in which sulfur replaces the oxygen atom of guanine; used as an antineoplastic agent almost exclusively in the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Called also 6-thioguanine and 6-TG.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

thioguanine

Lanvis® Oncology An antimitotic purine analogue, used against AML. See Purine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thioguanine

Tioguanine, a drug used in the treatment of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. A brand name is Lanvis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005