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1. a plant of the genus Brassica.
2. the ripe seeds of Brassica alba (white mustard) and B. nigra (black mustard), whose oils have irritant, stimulant, and emetic properties.
3. resembling, or something resembling, mustard in one or more of its properties.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
One of a group of toxic organic compounds that are structurally similar to mustard gas but contain nitrogen instead of sulfur, used primarily as chemotherapeutic agents.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
MOPPA 4-drug chemotherapy regimen for stage-III Hodgkin lymphoma.
Sterility, nausea, vomiting, immunosuppression, increased infections, myelosuppression, myelodysplasia, ANLL.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
nitrogen mustardOncology Any of a family of alkylating agents used primarily to treat NHLs, Hodgkin's disease, ALL, mycosis fungoides; NMs enter cells via the choline transport system; tumor cells may develop mustard resistance through enhanced repair of alkylated DNA or thiol-mediated mustard inactivation Toxicity GI tract–N&V, myelosuppression with pancytopenia, alopecia, tissue injury, diarrhea, diaphoresis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
nitrogen mustardA drug used in the treatment of cancer. Nitrogen mustard is an ALKYLATING AGENT.
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