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plicamycin

 [pli″kah-mi´sin]
an antineoplastic antibiotic produced by Streptomyces plicatus that binds to DNA and inhibits RNA synthesis; it is used for treatment of advanced testicular carcinoma; major side effects are thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic diathesis that can be life-threatening. It also has an inhibiting effect on osteoclasts and is used to treat hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria caused by metastatic malignancy. Administered intravenously. Formerly called mithramycin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mith·ra·my·cin

(mith'ră-mī'sin),
An antibiotic produced by Streptomyces argillaceus and S. tanashiensis; possesses antineoplastic activity.
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mithramycin

A drug that reduces bone metabolism and can be useful in the treatment of PAGET'S DISEASE and HYPERCALCAEMIA.
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mith·ra·my·cin

(mith'ră-mī'sin)
An antibiotic produced by Streptomyces argillaceus and S. tanashiensis; possesses antineoplastic activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012