cytotoxic agent


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cytotoxic agent

A drug that destroys cells or prevents them from multiplying. Cytotoxic agents are used to treat cancers and severe immunological disorders, e.g., vasculitis, some forms of glomerulonephritis. An ideal agent would destroy proliferating cells without injuring the normal cells of the body.
See also: agent
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