from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white crystalline compound, C4H4N2OS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroxine, used to reduce the action of the thyroid gland, especially in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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- n. Any of a class of heterocycles based on 2-thioxo-1H-pyrimidin-4-one; the parent compound interferes with the synthesis of thyroxine and is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. depresses the function of the thyroid gland
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By altering the nucleotide analog 4-thiouracil, the UPRT enzyme caused RNA to become tagged with thiouracil (TU), allowing the "TU-tagged" RNA to be purified from untagged RNA.