nitrosourea

noun
ni·​tro·​so·​urea | \ -yu̇-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce nitrosourea (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrosourea

: any of a group of lipid-soluble antineoplastic drugs that function as alkylating agents with the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier The response of most gliomas to chemotherapy is limited, but the addition of nitrosourea or procarbazine to radiation therapy increases the survival of some patients with high-grade gliomas.Scientfic American Medicine Bulletin, May 1995 — see carmustine

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