cisplatin

noun cis·plat·in \ (ˌ)sis-ˈpla-tᵊn \

Definition of cisplatin

: a platinum-containing antineoplastic drug Cl2H6N2Pt used especially in the treatment of testicular and ovarian tumors and advanced bladder cancer

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Origin and Etymology of cisplatin

cis- + platinum


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cisplatin

noun cis·plat·in \ ˈsis-ˌplat-ᵊn \

medical Definition of cisplatin

: a platinum-containing antineoplastic drug Cl2H6N2Pt that functions as an alkylating agent, produces crosslinks in DNA between and within strands, and is used especially as a palliative therapy in testicular and ovarian tumors and in advanced bladder cancer — see platinol

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