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an antiemetic used in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy; administered orally or intravenously as the hydrochloride salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
granisetronKytril® Oncology A 5-HT3–serotonin receptor antagonist antiemetic used for Pts receiving chemotherapy–eg, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide Adverse effects Headache–35%, constipation–30%, asthenia, somnolence, diarrhea
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
GranisetronA serotonin antagonist drug that blocks the nausea receptors in the small intestine and is used to control sickness and vomiting after surgery and in patients on anticancer chemotherapy. It can be used in children. A brand name is Kytril.
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