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CHEBI:68540 - teriflunomide
An enamide obtained by formal condensation of the carboxy group of (2Z)-2-cyano-3-hydroxybut-2-enoic acid with the anilino group of 4-(trifluoromethyl)aniline. Used for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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An EC 1.3.98.* (oxidoreductase acting on CH-CH group of donors, with other, known, acceptors) inhibitor that interferes with the action of dihydroorotate oxidase (fumarate), EC 22.214.171.124 (formerly EC 126.96.36.199).
An anti-inflammatory drug that is not a steroid. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions. They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins.