Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2009-03-13Methotrexate