- an alkaloid, C46H58N4O9, derived from the periwinkle Vinca rosea, used in the treatment of various malignant conditions, especially in the management of lymphomas.
Origin of vinblastine
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- a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of lymphomas, derived as an alkaloid from the tropical shrub Madagascar periwinkle (Vinca rosea)
C20: shortened from vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast, from leukocyte + -blast + -ine ²
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