busulfan

noun
bu·​sul·​fan | \ byü-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce busulfan (audio) \

Definition of busulfan

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

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Recent Examples on the Web To prepare their bodies for the gene therapy, patients then underwent four days of the chemotherapy drug busulfan intravenously. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of busulfan

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for busulfan

butane + sulfonyl + -an entry 3

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“Busulfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busulfan. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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busulfan

noun
bu·​sul·​fan | \ byü-ˈsəl-fən How to pronounce busulfan (audio) \

Medical Definition of busulfan

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

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