busulfan

[byoo-suhl-fuh n]

noun Pharmacology.

a potent cytotoxic substance, C6H14O6S2, used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.

Origin of busulfan

1955–60; bu(tanediol dimethane) sulf(onate) its chemical name + -an perhaps orig. variant of -ane
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busulfan in Medicine

busulfan

[byōō-sŭlfən]

n.

An alkylating agent that is used as an antineoplastic drug in the treatment of chronic myelocytic leukemia.
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