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melphalan

noun mel·pha·lan \ˈmel-fə-ˌlan\

Definition of MELPHALAN

:  an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2

Origin of MELPHALAN

probably from methanol + phenylalanine
First Known Use: 1960

melphalan

noun mel·pha·lan \ˈmel-fə-ˌlan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELPHALAN

:  an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2 that is a derivative of nitrogen mustard and is used especially in the treatment of multiple myeloma—called also L-PAM, phenylalanine mustard, sarcolysin

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