Definition of Epirubicin

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



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Epirubicin

1. An anthracycline antibiotic which is the 4'-epi-isomer of doxorubicin. The compound exerts its antitumour effects by interference with the synthesis and function of DNA. Clinical studies indicate activity in breast cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphomas, ovarian cancer, soft-tissue sarcomas, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, small-cell lung cancer and acute leukaemia. It is equal in activity to doxorubicin but exhibits less acute toxicities and less cardiotoxicity. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, anthracycline. Chemical name: 5,12-Naphthacenedione, 10-((3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-arabino-hexopyranosyl)oxy)-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,8,11-trihydroxy-8-(hydroxyacetyl)-1-methoxy-, (8S-cis)- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epirubicin

epipterygoids
epipygus
epiregulin
epiretinal
epiretinal membrane
epirizole
epirogenies
epirogeny
epirrhema
epirrhemata
epirubicin (current term)
epis
episcia
episcias
episclera
episcleral
episcleral artery
episcleral lamina
episcleral veins
episcleritis
episcleritis multinodularis
episcleritis periodica fugax
episcopacies
episcopacy

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