busulfan

[ byoo-suhl-fuhn ]
/ byuˈsʌl fən /

noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of busulfan

1955–60; bu(tanediol dimethane)sulf(onate) its chemical name + -an perhaps originally variant of -ane
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Medical definitions for busulfan

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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