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docetaxel

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noun do·ce·tax·el \ˌdō-sə-ˈtak-səl\

Medical Definition of docetaxel

  1. :  a semisynthetic antineoplastic drug C43H53NO14·3H2O that is administered intravenously to treat various cancers (as of the lung, breast, or prostate) and is derived from the needles of a yew tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe Docetaxel is marketed under the trademark Taxotere.


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