Ftorafur. Definition

Medical Definition: Ftorafur

Substance being studied in the treatment of some cancers. A combination of tegafur and uracil. Cancer cells absorb tegafur and breaks down into 5-FU, a substance that kills tumor cells. The uracil causes higher amounts of FU-5 remain inside the cells and kill them. Ftorafur is a type of antimetabolite. Also called tegafur-uracil, UFT, and Uftoral.

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