epirubicin

A drug used together with other drugs to treat early breast cancer that has spread to lymph nodes. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Epirubicin is a type of anthracycline antibiotic. Also called epirubicin hydrochloride and Ellence.

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

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  • epirubicin — noun A particular drug used in chemotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • epirubicin hydrochloride — A drug used together with other drugs to treat early breast cancer that has spread to lymph nodes. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Epirubicin hydrochloride is a type of anthracycline antibiotic. Also called… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • Anthrazykline — Strukturformeln von Doxorubicin und Epirubicin. Anthracycline sind aus Streptomyces Arten isolierte Antibiotika, die in der Chemotherapie als Zytostatika gegen verschiedene Krebsarten eingesetzt werden. Anthracycline wirken unter anderem, indem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Anthracycline — Image stack align=right image size=200 image1 c Daunorubicin, the prototypical anthracycline image2 c Doxorubicin image3 c Epirubicin Epirubicin image4 c IdarubicinAnthracyclines (or anthracycline antibiotics) are a class of drugs used in cancer… …   Wikipedia

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