busulfan

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noun bu·sul·fan \byü-ˈsəl-fən\

Definition of busulfan

  1. :  an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia

Origin and Etymology of busulfan

butane + sulfonyl + 3-an


First Known Use: circa 1958


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busulfan

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noun bu·sul·fan \byü-ˈsəl-fən\

Medical Definition of busulfan

  1. :  an antineoplastic agent C6H14O6S2 used in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia—see myleran


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