capecitabine

noun

cap·​e·​ci·​ta·​bine ˌkap-ə-ˈsīt-ə-ˌbēn How to pronounce capecitabine (audio)
: an antineoplastic drug C15H22FN3O6 that is converted in the body to fluorouracil and is administered orally to treat colon and colorectal cancers and often in conjunction with docetaxel to treat metastatic breast cancer

Note: Capecitabine is marketed under the trademark Xeloda.

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“Capecitabine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/capecitabine. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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