Paclitaxel definition

păklĭ-tăksəl
An anticancer drug that was first derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree and is used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer that has not responded to prior therapy.
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An anticancer drug that was first derived from the bark of the Pacific yew tree and is used in the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer that has not responded to prior therapy.
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A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
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Origin of paclitaxel

  • Pac(ific yew) New Latin (Taxus brevifō)li(a) scientific name of Pacific yew (Latin brevis short) (Latin fōlium leaf folium) alteration of Taxol

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