antimitotic agent

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antimitotic agent

Oncology
An agent that inhibits cancer growth by inhibiting cell division.
 
Pharmacology
A drug that inhibits or blocks mitosis in a particular phase of the cell cycle (e.g., metaphase arrest caused by colchicine and vinca alkaloids).

antimitotic agent

Antimicrotubule agent, mitotic inhibitor Oncology An agent that inhibits cancer growth by stopping cell division Pharmacology A drug that inhibits or blocks mitosis in a particular phase of the cell cycle–eg, metaphase arrest caused by colchicine and vinca alkaloids. See Chemotherapy.
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