carmustine

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car·mus·tine 'kär-mə-.stēn n BCNU

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n.
a drug (an alkylating agents) used in the treatment of certain cancers, including myeloma, lymphomas, and brain tumours. Administered by injection, it may cause kidney damage. Trade name: BiCNU.

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car·mus·tine (kahr-musґtēn) a cytotoxic alkylating agent of the nitrosourea (q.v.) group, used as an antineoplastic primarily against brain tumors, multiple myeloma, colorectal carcinoma, and Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas; administered intravenously. It is also implanted into the surgical resection cavity to prolong survival in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Called also BCNU.

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