Definition of Chlorambucil

1. Noun. An alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer.

Exact synonyms: Leukeran
Generic synonyms: Alkylating Agent
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Chlorambucil

1. Noun. A particular drug used in chemotherapy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Chlorambucil

1. Chlorambucil is a bifunctional alkylating agent of the nitrogen mustard type that has been found active against selected human neoplastic diseases. Side effects: Low blood counts (suppressed bone marrow function) and chance of leukaemia and infertility, convulsions. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chlorambucil

chloral alcoholate
chloral betaine
chloral hydrate
chloralamide
chloralamides
chloralism
chloralkali
chloralkaline
chloralkalis
chloralose
chloralosed
chloraloses
chlorals
chloralum
chloraluminite
chlorambucil (current term)
chloramide
chloramides
chloramine
chloramine-T
chloramine B
chloramine T
chloramines
chloraminophene
chloramiphene
chloramizole
chloramphenicol
chloramphenicol 3'-O-phosphotransferase
chloramphenicol acetyltransferase

Literary usage of Chlorambucil

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1. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Other cancers have also been associated when chlorambucil, in combination ... An excess of leukemia in association with chlorambucil was seen in a further ..."

2. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Excesses of leukemia were reported in a number of epidemiological studies in which chlorambucil, either alone or in' combination with other therapies, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... to 25 mg/day intramuscularly for 5 days, actinomycin-D, 8 to 10 Mg/kg per day intravenously for 5 days, and chlorambucil, 10 mg/day orally for 5 days. ..."

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