vincristine sulfate



The sulfate salt of a dimeric alkaloid obtained from a plant of the genus Vinca that exhibits antineoplastic activity similar to that of vinblastine sulfate and is used especially in the treatment of lymphocytic lymphosarcoma and acute leukemia.

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