noun Pharmacology.
a platinum-containing white powder, PtCl 2 H 6 N 2 , used to treat ovarian carcinoma and other cancers.
Also, cisplatinum [sis-plat-n-uhm, -plat-nuhm] .

1975–80; cis- + platin(um) Unabridged
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cisplatin (sɪsˈplætɪn)
a cytotoxic drug that acts by preventing DNA replication and hence cell division, used in the treatment of tumours, esp of the ovary and testis
[C20: from cis- + platin(um)]

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cisplatin   (sĭs-plā'tn)  Pronunciation Key 
A platinum-containing chemotherapeutic drug used in the treatment of metastatic ovarian or testicular cancers and advanced bladder cancer. Chemical formula: Cl2H6N2Pt.
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Bleomycin, cisplatin, or methotrexate alone or together are usually used for treating penile cancer.
Cisplatin is a widely used anti-tumor agent for the treatment of testicular and ovarian cancers.
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