doxorubicin hydrochloride

A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Doxorubicin hydrochloride comes from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius. It damages DNA (the molecules inside cells that carry genetic information) and stops cells from growing. Rapidly growing tumor cells that take up doxorubicin hydrochloride may die. It is a type of anthracycline antitumor antibiotic. Also called doxorubicin, Adriamycin PFS, Adriamycin RDF, and Rubex.

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  • doxorubicin hydrochloride — [USP] the hydrochloride salt of doxorubicin, having the same actions as the base, used for the treatment of lymphomas, leukemias, soft tissue sarcomas, and a wide variety of carcinomas; administered intravenously …   Medical dictionary

  • doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome — A form of the anticancer drug doxorubicin that may have fewer side effects and work better than doxorubicin. Doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome is used to treat ovarian cancer, AIDS related Kaposi sarcoma, and multiple myeloma in patients whose… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Doxorubicin — Systematic (IUPAC) name (7S,9S) 7 [(2R,4S,5S,6S) 4 amino 5 hydroxy 6 methyloxan 2 yl]oxy 6,9,11 trihydroxy 9 (2 hydroxyacetyl) 4 methoxy 8,10 dihydro 7H tetracene 5,12 dione Clinical data …   Wikipedia

  • Doxorubicin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Doxorubicin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • doxorubicin — A drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Doxorubicin comes from the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius. It damages DNA (the molecules inside cells that carry genetic… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • doxorubicin — An antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces peucetius; also used in cytogenetics to produce Q type chromosome bands. SYN: adriamycin. * * * doxo·ru·bi·cin .däk sə rü bə sən n an anthracycline antibiotic with broad antineoplastic… …   Medical dictionary

  • doxorubicin — noun Etymology: deoxy + orubicin (as in daunorubicin) Date: 1971 an antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium (Streptomyces peucetius) and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C27H29NO11•HCl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • liposomal doxorubicin — doxorubicin hydrochloride encapsulated within liposomes; administered intravenously in the treatment of Kaposi sarcoma associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) …   Medical dictionary

  • Docetaxel — [1] Docetaxel Systematic (IUPAC) name 1,7β,10β trihydroxy 9 oxo 5β,20 epoxytax 11 ene 2α,4,13α triyl 4 acetate 2 benzoate 13 {(2R,3S) 3 [(tert butoxycarbonyl)amino] 2 hydroxy …   Wikipedia

  • adriamycin — SYN: doxorubicin. * * * Adria·my·cin .ā drē ə mīs ən, .ad rē trademark used for a preparation of the hydrochloride of doxorubicin * * * Adri·a·my·cin (a″dre ə miґsin) trademark for preparations of doxorubicin hydrochloride …   Medical dictionary

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