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Descriptor English: Deoxyuridine
Descriptor Spanish: Desoxiuridina
Descriptor Portuguese: Desoxiuridina
Descriptor French: Désoxyuridine
Entry term(s): (beta 1-(2-Deoxyribopyranosyl))thymidine
Tree number(s): D03.383.742.680.852.300
D13.570.230.430
D13.570.685.852.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003857
Scope note: 2'-Deoxyuridine. An antimetabolite that is converted to deoxyuridine triphosphate during DNA synthesis. Laboratory suppression of deoxyuridine is used to diagnose megaloblastic anemias due to vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies.
Annotation: an antimetabolite
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Antimetabolites
Registry Number: W78I7AY22C
CAS Type 1 Name: Uridine, 2'-deoxy-
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66(64)
DeCS ID: 3877
Unique ID: D003857
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/28
Deoxyuridine - Preferred
Concept UI M0006020
Scope note 2'-Deoxyuridine. An antimetabolite that is converted to deoxyuridine triphosphate during DNA synthesis. Laboratory suppression of deoxyuridine is used to diagnose megaloblastic anemias due to vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies.
Preferred term Deoxyuridine
Entry term(s) (beta 1-(2-Deoxyribopyranosyl))thymidine



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