chemotherapeutic agent

A drug used to treat cancer.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • chemotherapeutic agent — noun A pharmacological agent that is known to be of use in the treatment of cancer …   Wiktionary

  • chemotherapeutic index — n the ratio of the maximum tolerated dose of a chemical agent used in chemotherapy to its minimum effective dose * * * therapeutic i …   Medical dictionary

  • Agent study — An agent study is a part of a clinical trial that tests the chemotherapeutic properties of a specific substance. More specifically, an agent study is used to detect whether or not a substance can prevent or inhibit cancer.[1] In a clinical trial …   Wikipedia

  • chemotherapeutic — Relating to chemotherapy. * * * che·mo·ther·a·peu·tic .ther ə pyüt ik also che·mo·ther·a·peu·ti·cal i kəl adj of, relating to, or used in chemotherapy che·mo·ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv chemotherapeutic or chemotherapeutical n an agent… …   Medical dictionary

  • chemotherapeutic — 1. adjective Of or having to do with chemotherapy. 2. noun A chemical agent used in chemotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • chemotherapeutic — adj. of or pertaining to chemotherapy, of a chemical agent which is used in the treatment of cancer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemotherapeutic index — noun : the ratio of the maximum tolerated dose of a chemical agent used in chemotherapy to its minimum effective dose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alkylating antineoplastic agent — An alkylating antineoplastic agent is an alkylating agent that attaches an alkyl group to DNA.Since cancer cells generally proliferate unrestrictively more than healthy cells do, cancer cells are more sensitive to DNA damage such as being… …   Wikipedia

  • antimicrobial agent — ▪ pharmacology Introduction       any of a large variety of chemical compounds and physical agents that are used to destroy microorganisms or to prevent their development. Antiseptics (antiseptic) and germicides.       The term antiseptic refers… …   Universalium

  • List of chemotherapeutic agents — This is a list of specific that are known to be of use in the treatment of cancer, otherwise known as . This list is organized by type of agent, though the subsections are not necessarily definitive and are subject to revision. Each drug is… …   Wikipedia

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