capecitabine

noun
cap·​e·​ci·​ta·​bine | \ ˌkap-ə-ˈsīt-ə-ˌbēn How to pronounce capecitabine (audio) \

Medical Definition of capecitabine

: 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 9 Aug. 2020.

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