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a nitrosourea alkylating agent used as an antineoplastic agent in treatment of Hodgkin's disease and brain tumors, administered orally. Called also CCNU.
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An antineoplastic agent.
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ABDICA "salvage" chemotherapy regimen used for patients who have a disease—e.g., lymphoma—relapse after radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
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CCNUCyclonexyl-chloroethyl-nitrosourea, lomustine Oncology A chemotherapeutic used in adjuvant therapy of high-grade astrocytomas, also used in NHL, melanoma, myeloma, GI CAs Adverse effects N&V, ↓ platelets, ↓ WBCs, 2º leukemia, pulmonary fibrosis, renal failure. See BCNU, Nitrogen mustards.
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