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hydroxyurea

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-yu-re'a

Definition: An oral antineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA synthesis; used to treat various malignancies including melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and carcinoma of the ovary.

Synonym(s): hydroxycarbamide

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