Nitrosourea is both the name of a molecule, and a class of compounds that include a nitroso (R-NO) group and a urea. ==Examples== Examples include: Nitrosourea compounds are DNA alkylating agents and are often used in chemotherapy. They are lipophilic and thus can cross the blood-brain barrier, making them useful in the treatment of brain tumors s
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Alkylating agent used in the treatment of many neoplasms; an example is BCNU [N,N'-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea; carmustine]. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(ni-tro″so-u´re-ә) any of a group of cell cycle phase nonspecific alkylating agents that cross the blood-brain barrier and are used as antineoplastic agents.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: nī-trō′sō-ūr′ē-ă Definitions: 1. Alkylating agent used in the treatment of many neoplasms; an example is BCNU.
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An anticancer drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Carmustine and lomustine are nitrosoureas.
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