Definition of melphalan
: an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2
Origin of melphalan
probably from methanol + phenylalanine
First Known Use: 1960
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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