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Mercaptopurine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mercaptopurine
Tree Number(s)
D02.886.489.534
D03.633.100.759.570
Unique ID
D015122
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015122
Scope Note
An antimetabolite antineoplastic agent with immunosuppressant properties. It interferes with nucleic acid synthesis by inhibiting purine metabolism and is used, usually in combination with other drugs, in the treatment of or in remission maintenance programs for leukemia.
Entry Term(s)
1,7-Dihydro-6H-purine-6-thione
6-Mercaptopurine
6-Mercaptopurine Monohydrate
6-Thiohypoxanthine
6-Thiopurine
6H-Purine-6-thione, 1,7-dihydro-
BW 57-323H
Leupurin
Mecaptopurine Anhydrous
Mercaptopurina Wellcome
Puri-Nethol
Purimethol
Purinethol
Pharm Action
Antimetabolites
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Immunosuppressive Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Registry Number
E7WED276I5
Related Numbers
50-44-2
6112-76-1
PKK6MUZ20G
Public MeSH Note
2018; see 6-Mecaptopurine 1985-2017; see MERCAPTOPURINE 1963-1984; see ARABINOSYL-6-MERCAPTOPURINE 1975-1991; MERCAPTOPURINE was indexed under 6-MERCAPTOPURINE 1975-1990
History Note
2018(1985)
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/05
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