Definition of BCNU
1. Initialism. (chemistry) Bis-chloroethylnitrosourea (also called carmustine). ¹
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Medical Definition of BCNU
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)
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