cytarabine

An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites.

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  • Cytarabine — Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 amino 1 [(2R,3S,4R,5R) 3,4 dihydroxy 5 (hydroxymethyl)oxolan 2 yl] pyrimidin 2 one Clinical data AHFS/Drugs.com …   Wikipedia

  • Cytarabine — Structure chimique de l arabinoside de cytosine Général Nom IUPAC 1β arabinofuranosylcytosine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cytarabine — /suy tar euh been /, n. Pharm. a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias. Also cytosine arabinoside, ara C. [CYT(OSINE) + ARAB(INOSIDE) + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cytarabine — noun A particular drug used in chemotherapy. Syn: cytosine arabinoside …   Wiktionary

  • cytarabine — SYN: arabinosylcytosine. * * * cyt·ar·a·bine sīt ar ə .bēn n CYTOSINE ARABINOSIDE * * * n. a cytotoxic drug used to suppress the symptoms of some types of leukaemia. It is administered by injection and can damage the normal bone marrow, leading… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytarabine — n. a drug that inhibits cell division (see antimetabolite) and is used to suppress the symptoms of acute myeloblastic leukaemia. It is administered by injection and can damage the normal bone marrow, leading to various blood cell disorders. Other …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cytarabine — /suy tar euh been /, n. Pharm. a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias. Also cytosine arabinoside, ara C. [CYT(OSINE) + ARAB(INOSIDE) + INE2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cytarabine liposome injection — liposomal cytarabine …   Medical dictionary

  • liposomal cytarabine — a suspension of cytarabine molecules encapsulated in liposomes; it is a sustained release preparation that is injected intrathecally in the treatment of meningitis associated with lymphoma …   Medical dictionary

  • DepoFoam-encapsulated cytarabine — The anticancer drug cytarabine formulated inside small particles of a synthetic lipid material called DepoFoam. This dosage form slowly releases the drug and provides a sustained action …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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