procarbazine

noun

pro·​car·​ba·​zine prō-ˈkär-bə-ˌzēn How to pronounce procarbazine (audio)
-zən
: an antineoplastic drug C12H19N3O that is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor used in the form of its hydrochloride especially in the palliative treatment of Hodgkin's disease

Examples of procarbazine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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Word History

Etymology

propyl + carbamic acid + azine

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of procarbazine was in 1965

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“Procarbazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procarbazine. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

procarbazine

noun
pro·​car·​ba·​zine prō-ˈkär-bə-ˌzēn, -zən How to pronounce procarbazine (audio)
: an antineoplastic drug that occurs as a white to yellowish crystalline powder, is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C12H19N3O·HCl especially in the palliative treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma
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