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 example of cisplatin and the relative lack of exploration of heavy metal drugs for therapies spurred the search for a botulinum antidote, Janda said.
Aging and noise are the leading causes; among the others are the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, the aminoglycoside family of antibiotics, and various autoimmune diseases, including the one that deafened (but didn’t silence) Rush Limbaugh.
The 2011 winner, American Shree Bose, discovered a way to prevent cancer cells from becoming resistant to the chemotherapy drug, cisplatin.
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Origin and Etymology of cisplatin
cis- + platinum
First Known Use: 1977See Words from the same year
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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