5-fluoro-2-deoxycytidine

Definition / meaning of 5-fluoro-2-deoxycytidine

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. It may prevent the growth of tumors by stopping cancer cells from dividing and by killing them. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called FdCyd.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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