antimitotic


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an·ti·mi·tot·ic

(an'tē-mī-tot'ik),
1. Having an arresting action on mitosis.
2. A drug having such an effect; for example, a folic acid antagonist that is used in leukemia to inhibit the multiplication of white blood cells.

antimitotic

(ăn′tē-mī-tŏt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing or interfering with mitosis.
n.
An antimitotic drug.

antimitotic

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that inhibits mitosis—i.e., the multiplication of cancer cells.

noun An agent used to manage cancer that acts by inhibiting cell division.

an·ti·mi·tot·ic

(an'tē-mī-tot'ik)
Inhibiting the process of mitosis.

antimitotic

1. Anything which interferes with cell division.
2. An anticancer drug, or agency, which acts by interfering with the reproduction of cancer cells.
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Colchicine, an antimitotic agent that prevents the accumulation of microtubules, has antiproliferative effects due to its ability to inhibit cell division in the metaphase (11-13).
MMC is an antimitotic agent widely used in trabeculectomy, inhibiting the postoperative fibrosis.
Manasa et al., "Antibacterial and antimitotic potential of bio-fabricated zinc oxide nanoparticles of Cochlospermum religiosum (L.)," Microbial Pathogenesis, vol.
Pham et al., "AXL inhibition sensitizes mesenchymal cancer cells to antimitotic drugs," Cancer Research, vol.
In vitro studies are also starting to reveal the significant antimitotic and antiproliferative action of honey on cancer cell lines, including those of breast cancer and colorectal cancer lineages [10].
Because the cells were not pretreated with an antimitotic agent, morphology was only evident in some chromosomes.
The methanol extract of Achyranthes aspera Linn possess antimitotic effects that inhabit the cleavage cells [16,1] and reduce spermatogenesis [10].
For example, paclitaxel with hyaluronic acid 10-12 kDa components for antimitotic delivery in bladder carcinoma cells has been reported.
The Tamoxifen and SP-1 treatments at all concentrations showed significant cytotoxic and antimitotic effects after 1.5 weeks.
Antimitotic activity of a new compound isolated from the flower of Prosopis juliflora.