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chlorambucil

[klaw-ram-byuh-sil, kloh-] /klɔˈræm byə sɪl, kloʊ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a nitrogen mustard, C 14 H 19 Cl 2 NO 2 , used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, and Hodgkin's disease.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; chlor(oethyl) + am(inophen) + bu(tyric acid), components of the chemical name + -cil of uncertain derivation
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorambucil

chlorambucil

/klɔːˈræmbjʊsɪl/
noun
1.
an alkylating drug derived from nitrogen mustard, administered orally in the treatment of leukaemia and other malignant diseases. Formula: C14H19Cl2NO2
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chlorambucil in Medicine

chlorambucil chlor·am·bu·cil (klôr-ām'byə-sĭl)
n.
An anticancer drug that is a derivitive of nitrogen mustard and is used to depress the proliferation and maturation of lymphocytes in such diseases as leukemia and Hodgkin's disease.

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