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Related to Adriamycin: Taxol
trademark for preparations of doxorubicin, an antineoplastic antibiotic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces peucetius; also used in cytogenetics to produce Q-type chromosome bands.
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A trademark for the drug doxorubicin.
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AdriamycinAn anthracycline antibiotic with antineoplastic activity, which is used to treat haematologic malignancies, especially leukaemias, but also carcinomas and solid tumours (for which it is not particularly effective); its efficacy is hampered by cardiotoxicity that increases as the cumulative dose passes 500 mg/mm3.
Adverse effects Nausea, vomiting, neutropenia; about one-fourth of Adriamycin-treated patients develop late cardiac abnormalities once the cumulative dose passes 450 mg/mm2 including cardiac failure, dysrhythmia and sudden death; post-mortem examination of the heart reveals myocardial fibrosis.
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adriamycinDoxorubicin HCl Oncology An anthracycline antibiotic with antineoplastic activity, used to treat both leukemia and solid tumors; its efficacy is hampered by cardiotoxicity that ↑ as the cumulative dose passes 500 mg/mm3
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
AdriamycinDoxorubicin. An anticancer drug which acts by interfering with cell division.
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