dactinomycin

[dak-tuh-noh-mahy-sin]
noun Pharmacology.
a cytotoxic polypeptide, C 62 H 86 N 12 O 16 , isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces parvullus, used in the treatment of certain cancers.
Also called actinomycin D.


Origin:
reversal of actinomycin D; see actinomycin

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dactinomycin dac·ti·no·my·cin (dāk'tə-nō-mī'sīn)
n.
An antibiotic isolated from bacteria and used as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of certain cancers.

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Determine the effect of single-dose dactinomycin as pre-operative chemotherapy in these patients.
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