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doxorubicin

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noun doxo·ru·bi·cin \ˌdäk-sə-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Definition of doxorubicin

  1. :  an antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium (Streptomyces peucetius) and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO11·HCl



Origin and Etymology of doxorubicin

deoxy- + -orubicin (as in daunorubicin)


First Known Use: 1971


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doxorubicin

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noun doxo·ru·bi·cin \ˌdäk-sə-ˈrü-bə-sən\

Medical Definition of doxorubicin

  1. :  an anthracycline antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium of the genus Streptomyces (S. peucetius) and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO11·HCl Doxorubicin is marketed under the trademark Adriamycin and is used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma (see abvd).




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