HyperDic: antineoplastic_drug

English > 1 sense of the expression antineoplastic drug:
NOUNartifactantineoplastic drug, antineoplastic, cancer drugany of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells
English > antineoplastic drug: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function.
Synonymsantineoplastic, cancer drug
Narroweralkylating agentAn antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
antimetaboliteAn antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
antineoplastic antibioticAn antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
asparaginase, Elsparantineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
floxuridineantineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers
lomustineAn antineoplastic drug often used to treat brain tumors or Hodgkin's disease
melphalan, Alkeranantineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies
periwinkle plant derivativeAn antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
procarbazineAn antineoplastic drug used to treat Hodgkin's disease
thioguanineAn antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias
thiotepaAn antineoplastic drug used to treat certain malignancies
Broadercytotoxic drugAny drug that has a toxic effect on cells
Spanishantineoplásico
Catalanantineoplàstic

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