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nitrosourea

[nahy-troh-soh-yoo-ree-uh] /naɪˌtroʊ soʊ yʊˈri ə/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
any of various lipid-soluble, synthetic or naturally occurring alkylating agents that can cross the blood-brain barrier: used in the treatment of certain brain cancers.
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