busulfan

[byoo-suhl-fuhn]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent cytotoxic substance, C 6 H 14 O 6 S 2 , used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.

Origin:
1955–60; bu(tanediol dimethane) sulf(onate) its chemical name + -an perhaps orig. variant of -ane

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busulfan bu·sul·fan (byōō-sŭl'fən)
n.
An alkylating agent that is used as an antineoplastic drug in the treatment of chronic myelocytic leukemia.

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The duration of cytopenia with busulfan should therefore be shorter.
Busulfan given in myeloma patients with renal failure has proven to be effective.
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