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  1. cladribine(Noun)

    A particular drug used in chemotherapy.

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  1. Cladribine

    Cladribine is a drug used to treat hairy cell leukemia and multiple sclerosis. Its chemical name is 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine. As a purine analog, it is a synthetic anti-cancer agent that also suppresses the immune system. Chemically, it mimics the nucleoside adenosine and thus inhibits the enzyme adenosine deaminase, which interferes with the cell's ability to process DNA. It is easily destroyed by normal cells except for blood cells, with the result that it produces relatively few side effects and results in very little non-target cell loss.

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  1. Cladribine

    An antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of lymphoproliferative diseases including hairy-cell leukemia.

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