Carmustine Definition

An antineoplastic drug, C5 H9 Cl2 N3 O2 , used to treat various malignancies, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma, multiple myeloma, and brain tumors.
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Origin of Carmustine

  • Probably car(bamoylation) transfer of a carbamoyl group to an amino acid (the drug's method of inhibiting certain enzymes) mustine an anticancer drug (must(ard)) (–ine)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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