cyclophosphamide

noun

cy·​clo·​phos·​pha·​mide ˌsī-klō-ˈfäs-fə-ˌmīd How to pronounce cyclophosphamide (audio)
: an immunosuppressive and antineoplastic agent C7H15Cl2N2O2P used especially in the treatment of lymphomas and some leukemias

Examples of cyclophosphamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first step was to taper off immunosuppressives like prednisone and cyclophosphamide as quickly as possible. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Discover Magazine, 28 Dec. 2016 Male mice in the study were exposed to one of three common anticancer drugs---cyclophosphamide, mitomycin C, or procarbazine---and then allowed to mate with untreated females. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2012 Turns out some drugs can allow blood to seep into your urine, including penicillin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers, and the anti-cancer medicine cyclophosphamide, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, 19 Sep. 2018 Among a second cohort of 10 patients who got bevacizumab and dendritic cell vaccine alone (but no cyclophosphamide), only 30 percent survived to the two-year mark. Melissa Healy, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2018 Among a second cohort of 10 patients who got bevacizumab and dendritic cell vaccine alone (but no cyclophosphamide), only 30% survived to the two-year mark. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, 12 Apr. 2018 Luznik and colleagues have sought the right balance by giving high doses of cyclophosphamide, a chemotherapy drug with immunosuppressive effects, shortly after transplantation. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 12 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cyclophosphamide was in 1960

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Medical Definition

cyclophosphamide

noun
cy·​clo·​phos·​pha·​mide -ˈfäs-fə-ˌmīd How to pronounce cyclophosphamide (audio)
: an immunosuppressive and antineoplastic drug C7H15Cl2N2O2P used to treat lymphomas and some leukemias see cytoxan

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