cyclophosphamide

noun
cy·​clo·​phos·​pha·​mide | \ˌsī-klō-ˈfäs-fə-ˌmīd \

Definition of cyclophosphamide 

: an immunosuppressive and antineoplastic agent C7H15Cl2N2O2P used especially in the treatment of lymphomas and some leukemias

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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, "10 Things That Can Cause Blood in Your Urine," 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, "Personalized vaccine helps patients fight ovarian cancer," 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, "A personalized vaccine helps patients fight back against ovarian cancer," 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, "A stem cell transplant helped beat back a young doctor’s cancer. Now, it’s assaulting his body," 12 July 2017

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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cyclophosphamide

noun
cy·​clo·​phos·​pha·​mide | \-ˈfäs-fə-ˌmīd \

Medical Definition of cyclophosphamide 

: an immunosuppressive and antineoplastic drug C7H15Cl2N2O2P used to treat lymphomas and some leukemias — see cytoxan

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