bleomycin

noun

bleo·​my·​cin ˌblē-ə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce bleomycin (audio)
: a mixture of glycoprotein antibiotics derived from a streptomyces (Streptomyces verticillus) and used in the form of the sulfate as an antineoplastic agent

Note: Bleomycin is used in combination with other drugs (see abvd) in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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“Bleomycin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bleomycin. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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