cytotoxic drug


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cytotoxic drug

any pharmacological compound that inhibits the proliferation of cells within the body. Such compounds as the alkylating agents and the antimetabolites designed to destroy cells (with a high growth fraction) are commonly used in chemotherapy. Cytotoxic agents have a potential for producing teratogenesis, mutagenesis, and carcinogenesis.

cytotoxic drug

Oncology An anticancer drug which acts by killing or preventing the cell division Adverse effects Damage to noncancerous tissues or organs with a high proportion of actively dividing cells–eg, BM, hair follicles, GI tract, thereby limiting the amount and frequency of drug administration. See Chemotherapy.
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Protective clothing must be worn by all personnel preparing cytotoxic drugs, cleaning cytotoxic preparation facilities, or cleaning cytotoxic spills.
designating a cytotoxic drug administration area, which only permits entry to authorised people.
Contract notice: Supply of medical devices for the preparation of a cytotoxic drug and parenteral nutrition.
We did not advise any systemic chemotherapy with cytotoxic drugs due to expected high risk of profound toxicity, as the metabolizing potential for cytotoxic drugs in this patient is unknown.
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