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).
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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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