Alkaloid, vinca
A medication in a class of anticancer drugs that inhibit cancer cell growth by stopping cell division (mitosis). The vinca alkaloids are also called antimitotic or antimicrotubule agents, or mitotic inhibitors. They include vinblastine, vincristine, vindesine and vinorelbine.

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