bleomycin

noun
bleo·​my·​cin | \ ˌblē-ə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce bleomycin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bleomycin

: 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 in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma ((see abvd)).

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“Bleomycin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bleomycin. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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