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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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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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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