methylazoxymethanol acetatemedical dictionary

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The aglycone of cycasin. It acts as a potent carcinogen and neurotoxin and inhibits hepatic DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis.

Pharmacological action: carcinogens, nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors, protein synthesis inhibitor, teratogens.

Chemical name: Methanol, (methyl-ONN-azoxy)-, acetate (ester)

(12 Dec 1998)