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 Drugs that interact with zinc include certain antibiotics, penicillamine used for Wilson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis and the cancer treatment cisplatin. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 23 Feb. 2021 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 The chemotherapy was a drug called pemetrexed, plus either carboplatin or cisplatin. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2018 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cisplatin. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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