Definition of BCNU

1. Initialism. (chemistry) Bis-chloroethylnitrosourea (also called carmustine). ¹



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Medical Definition of BCNU

1. A cell-cycle phase non-specific alkylating antineoplastic agent. It is used in the treatment of brain tumours and various other malignant neoplasms. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen according to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp 85-002, 1985). Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, alkylating, carcinogens. Chemical name: Urea, N,N'-bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitroso- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of BCNU

BB guns
BB shot
BC
BCA
BCBS
BCC
BCD
BCDs
BCE
BCF
BCG
BCG vaccine
BCGs
BCL
BCN
BCNU (current term)
BCOF
BCPL
BCR
BCS
BCSM
BCT
BCTs
BCer
BCers
BD
BDA
BDC
BDNF
BDS

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