plicamycin

noun
pli·​ca·​my·​cin | \ ˌplī-kə-ˈmīs-ᵊn How to pronounce plicamycin (audio) \

Medical Definition of plicamycin

: an antineoplastic agent C52H76O24 produced by three bacteria of the genus Streptomyces (S. argillaceus, S. tanashiensis, and S. plicatus) and administered intravenously especially in the treatment of malignant tumors of the testes or in the treatment of hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria associated with advanced neoplastic disease

called also mithramycin

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“Plicamycin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plicamycin. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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