Definition of vinblastine
: an alkaloid C46H58N4O9 from the rosy periwinkle used especially in the form of its sulfate to treat human neoplastic diseases (such as Hodgkin's disease)
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The combinations — Adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine, for instance, to treat Hodgkin’s disease — were rarely changed for individual patients.
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Origin and Etymology of vinblastine
contraction of vincaleukoblastine, from vinca + leukoblast developing leukocyte, from leuk- + -blast
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of vinblastine
: an alkaloid that is obtained from the rosy periwinkle and that is used especially in the form of its sulfate C46H58N4O9·H2SO4 to treat human neoplastic diseases (as Hodgkin's lymphoma and testicular carcinoma)—called also vincaleukoblastine; see abvd
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