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busulfan

[byoo-suhl-fuh n] /byuˈsʌl fən/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a potent cytotoxic substance, C 6 H 14 O 6 S 2 , used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; bu(tanediol dimethane) sulf(onate) its chemical name + -an perhaps orig. variant of -ane
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  • The duration of cytopenia with busulfan should therefore be shorter.
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busulfan in Medicine

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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