One of a group of substances used to treat cancer. A fluoropyrimidine is a type of antimetabolite. Examples are capecitabine, floxuridine, and fluorouracil (5-FU).

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  • fluorouracil — A pyrimidine analog; an antineoplastic effective in the treatment of some carcinomas; the cells of certain neoplasms incorporate uracil into ribonucleic acid more readily than do normal tissue cells. SEE ALSO: floxuridine. * * * flu·o·ro·ura·cil …   Medical dictionary

  • capecitabine — n. a drug of the fluoropyrimidine class that is used in treatment of advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer and breast cancer. Taken by mouth, it is converted to fluorouracil in the body; side effects may include blood disorders (see… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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