[ dok-suh-roo-buh-sin ]
/ ˌdɒk səˈru bə sɪn /
a cytotoxic antibiotic, C27H29NO11, derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, and other cancers: administered intravenously, it is noted for its bright red color and potentially dangerous side effects.
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Medical definitions for doxorubicin
[ dŏk′sə-rōō′bĭ-sĭn ]
An antibiotic obtained from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius, used as an anticancer drug.
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