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melphalan

 [mel´fah-lan]
a cytotoxic alkylating agent derived from nitrogen mustard, used as an antineoplastic agent, primarily for treatment of multiple myeloma; administered orally or intravenously.

melphalan

/mel·pha·lan/ (mel´fah-lan) a cytotoxic alkylating agent derived from mechlorethamine, used as an antineoplastic.

melphalan

[mel′fəlan]
an antineoplastic alkylating agent.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of malignant neoplastic diseases, including palliative treatment of multiple myeloma and nonresectable ovarian carcinoma.
contraindications Pregnancy, recent exposure to antineoplastic medication or to radiation, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are bone marrow depression, nausea, and vomiting.

melphalan

An alkylating nitrogen mustard used to treat ovarian cancer, myeloma, and occasionally melanoma.

Adverse effects
Nausea, vomiting, oral ulcers, myelosuppression, mutagenesis, allergic reactions.

melphalan

Alkeran® Oncology An oral alkylating anticancer nitrogen mustard agent used to treat  ovarian CA and myeloproliferative disease Adverse effects Myelosuppression, mutagenesis

melphalan

A drug used in the treatment of POLYCYTHAEMIA VERA, chronic LEUKAEMIA and MYELOMATOSIS. A brand name is Alkeran.

melphalan

(mel´fəlan´),
n brand name: Alkeran;
drug class: antineoplastic;
action: responsible for cross-linking DNA strands, which leads to cell death;
uses: palliative treatment of multiple myeloma and nonresectable epithelial carcinoma of the ovary.

melphalan

a cytotoxic nitrogen mustard alkylating agent used as an antineoplastic.