busulfan, busulphan


busulfan, busulphan
An antineoplastic alkylating agent used in the treatment of chronic myelocytic leukemia; known to be teratogenic in humans.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • busulfan — busulphan; n. an alkylating agent that destroys cancer cells by acting on the bone marrow. It is administered by mouth or intravenous infusion, mainly in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia. It may cause blood disorders producing bleeding …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • busulphan — busulfan …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • busulfan — bu·sul·fan byü səl fən n an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia see MYLERAN * * * (busulphan) n. an alkylating agents that destroys cancer cells by acting on the bone marrow. It is administered by… …   Medical dictionary

  • busulphan — see busulfan …   Medical dictionary


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