[ byoo-suhl-fuh n ]
/ byuˈsʌl fən /

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. bustle pipe,
  2. bustline,
  3. bustling,
  4. busto arsizio,
  5. busty,
  6. busuuti,
  7. busway,
  8. busy,
  9. busy as a beaver,
  10. busy lizzie

Origin of busulfan

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

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Medicine definitions for busulfan


[ byōō-sŭlfən ]


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

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