Azathioprine definition

ăzə-thīə-prēn
An immunosuppressive agent used especially to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients.
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An immunosuppressive drug, C9H7N7O2S, used to prevent rejections in transplant surgery.
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An immunosuppressive agent used to prevent organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients and to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis.
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(pharmacology) An immunosuppressant used in organ transplant and autoimmune diseases to prevent rejection.
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Origin of azathioprine

  • Probably from az(o)– thio– p(u)rine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition