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cyclophosphamide

[ sahy-kluh-fos-fuh-mahyd, -mid, sik-luh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ kləˈfɒs fəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌsɪk lə- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic, crystalline, toxic substance, C7H15Cl2N2O2P, related to nitrogen mustard, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and certain leukemias. Abbreviation: CYC
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Origin of cyclophosphamide

First recorded in 1955–60; cyclo- + phosph- + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclophosphamide

cyclophosphamide
/ (ˌsaɪkləʊˈfɒsfəˌmaɪd) /

noun
an alkylating agent used in the treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas

Word Origin for cyclophosphamide

C20: from cyclo- + phosph (orus) + amide
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Medical definitions for cyclophosphamide

cyclophosphamide
[ sī′klə-fŏsfə-mīd′ ]

n.
A highly toxic, immunosuppressive, antineoplastic drug, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and certain other forms of cancer, such as leukemia and breast cancer.
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