(ĭ-mă´tĭ-nib″) a drug that inhibits the activity of an abnormal enzyme that is created by the Philadelphia chromosome abnormality; it is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: im-ă-tin′ib Definitions: 1. An oral agent important in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors; a specific inhibitor of the Philadelphia reciprocal chromosome translocation-created protein tyrosine kinase enzyme, which works by blocking rapid growth of the mutant clone of tu
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