chlorambucil

[ klaw-ram-byuh-sil, kloh- ]
/ klɔˈræm byə sɪl, kloʊ- /

noun Pharmacology.

a nitrogen mustard, C14H19Cl2NO2, used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, and Hodgkin's disease.

Origin of chlorambucil

1955–60; chlor(oethyl) + am(inophen) + bu(tyric acid), components of the chemical name + -cil of uncertain derivation
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorambucil

chlorambucil

/ (klɔːˈræmbjʊsɪl) /

noun

an alkylating drug derived from nitrogen mustard, administered orally in the treatment of leukaemia and other malignant diseases. Formula: C 14 H 19 Cl 2 NO 2

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Medicine definitions for chlorambucil

chlorambucil

[ klôr-ămbyə-sĭl ]

n.

An anticancer drug that is a derivitive of nitrogen mustard and is used to depress the proliferation and maturation of lymphocytes in such diseases as leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.

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