melphalan

noun mel·pha·lan \ ˈmel-fə-ˌlan \

Definition of melphalan

:an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2

Origin and Etymology of melphalan

probably from methanol + phenylalanine


Medical Dictionary

melphalan

noun mel·pha·lan \ ˈmel-fə-ˌlan \

medical Definition of melphalan

:an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2 that is a derivative of nitrogen mustard and is used especially in the treatment of multiple myeloma called also L-PAM, phenylalanine mustard, sarcolysin

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