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Glossary: methotrexate, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

methotrexate

(meh-thuh-TREK-sayt)

A drug used to treat some types of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe skin conditions, such as psoriasis. Methotrexate stops cells from making DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called amethopterin, MTX, and Rheumatrex.

2009-03-13

Methotrexate