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an antineoplastic agent used in the palliative treatment of ovarian carcinoma. It is structurally related to an alkylating agent but does not act as one; its exact mechanism is unknown. Administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
altretamineHexalen Oncology An alkylating anticancer agent. See Chemotherapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
altretamineAn anticancer drug used to treat advanced caner of the ovary.
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