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cisplatin

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noun cis·plat·in \(ˌ)sis-ˈpla-tən\

Definition of cisplatin

  1. :  a platinum-containing antineoplastic drug Cl2H6N2Pt used especially in the treatment of testicular and ovarian tumors and advanced bladder cancer



Origin and Etymology of cisplatin

cis- + platinum


First Known Use: 1977


Medical Dictionary

cisplatin

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noun cis·plat·in \ˈsis-ˌplat-ən\

Medical Definition of cisplatin

  1. :  a platinum-containing antineoplastic drug Cl2H6N2Pt that functions as an alkylating agent, produces crosslinks in DNA between and within strands, and is used especially as a palliative therapy in testicular and ovarian tumors and in advanced bladder cancer—see platinol




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