cisplatin

noun
cis·​plat·​in | \ (ˌ)sis-ˈpla-tᵊn How to pronounce cisplatin (audio) \

Definition of cisplatin

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

Examples of cisplatin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cisplatin

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cisplatin

cis- + platinum

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The first known use of cisplatin was in 1977

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“Cisplatin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cisplatin. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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cisplatin

noun
cis·​plat·​in | \ ˈsis-ˌplat-ᵊn How to pronounce cisplatin (audio) \

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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