ondansetron

A drug that is used to prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiemetics. Also called Zofran.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • ondansetron hydrochloride — on·dan·se·tron hy·dro·chlo·ride (on danґsə tron) [USP] an antiemetic used for prevention of nausea and vomiting occurring after surgery or in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy; administered orally or intravenously …   Medical dictionary

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