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cyclophosphamide

[sahy-kluh-fos-fuh-mahyd, -mid, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈfɒs fəˌmaɪd, -mɪd, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic, crystalline, toxic substance, C 7 H 15 Cl 2 N 2 O 2 P, related to nitrogen mustard, used in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, and certain leukemias.
Abbreviation: CYC.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; cyclo- + phosph- + amide
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Examples from the web for cyclophosphamide
  • Infertility is a risk, particularly with the use of cyclophosphamide.
  • Steroids can cause acne and puffy cheeks, for example, whereas cyclophosphamide may cause infertility.
  • cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy agent with known activity in myeloma.
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cyclophosphamide

/ˌsaɪkləʊˈfɒsfəˌmaɪd/
noun
1.
an alkylating agent used in the treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas
Word Origin
C20: from cyclo- + phosph(orus) + amide
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