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[mass noun] A synthetic compound derived from urea, used to treat trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and filariasis.
- ‘However, suramin blocks the effects of several growth factors and does not provide specific inhibition of bFGF.’
- ‘A controlled laboratory study has shown that an antifibrotic agent called suramin may improve muscle recovery after a strain injury.’
- ‘The manifold effects of disulfonic stilbene derivatives and suramin on RyRs make these compounds potentially useful probes for elucidating the mechanisms of RyR function.’
1940s: of unknown origin.
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