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Azathioprine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Azathioprine
Tree Number(s)
D02.886.759.111
D03.633.100.759.570.090
D13.570.900.111
Unique ID
D001379
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001379
Scope Note
An immunosuppressive agent used in combination with cyclophosphamide and hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), this substance has been listed as a known carcinogen. (Merck Index, 11th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Azathioprine Sodium
Azathioprine Sodium Salt
Azathioprine Sulfate
Azothioprine
Immuran
Imuran
Imurel
Pharm Action
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Registry Number
MRK240IY2L
Related Numbers
446-86-6
55372-48-0
AM94R510MS
CAS Type 1 Name
1H-Purine, 6-((1-methyl-4-nitro-1H-imidazol-5-yl)thio)-
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(64)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/05
Azathioprine Preferred
Imurel Narrower
Imuran Narrower
Azathioprine Sodium Narrower
Azathioprine Sulfate Narrower
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