Anthracycline

Anthracyclines (or anthracycline antibiotics) are a class of drugs (CCNS or cell-cycle non-specific) used in cancer chemotherapy derived from Streptomyces bacterium Streptomyces peucetius var. caesius. These compounds are used to treat many cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas, breast, uterine, ovarian, bladder cancer, and lung cancers. The ant...
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anthracycline

(an″thrә-siĀ“klēn) a class of antibiotics isolated from cultures of Streptomyces peucetius; it includes the antineoplastic agentsdaunorubicin and doxorubicin. The use of these drugs is limited by a chronic, cumulative, dose-related toxicity resulting in irreversible congestive heart failure.
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anthracycline

<oncology, pharmacology> Drugs which are used in leukaemia therapy to prevent cell division by disrupting the structure of the DNA. ... Drugs of this type include Daunorubicin, Doxorubicin (Adriamycin), Epirubicin, Idarubicin. ... See: chemotherapy. ... (13 Oct 1997) ...
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anthracycline

A type of antibiotic that comes from certain types of Streptomyces bacteria. Anthracyclines are used to treat many types of cancer. Anthracyclines damage the DNA in cancer cells, causing them to die. Daunorubicin, doxorubicin, and epirubicin are anthracyclines.
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Anthracycline

Anthracycline: A member of a family of chemotherapy drugs that are also antibiotics. The anthracyclines act to prevent cell division by disrupting the structure of the DNA and terminate its function. They do so in two ways: (1) they intercalate into the base pairs in the DNA minor grooves; and (2) they cause free radical damage of the ribose in the...
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Anthracycline

Anthracyclines are a group of chemotherapy drugs. They are a type of cytotoxic antibiotic. This group of drugs includes aclarubicin, daunorubicin, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), epirubicin and idarubicin. Mitoxantrone (used to be called mitozantrone) is made from anthracyclines, so is sometimes included in this group.
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anthracycline

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′thra-sīk′lin, -lēn Definitions: 1. Anticancer agent consisting of three moieties: a pigmented aglycone, an amino sugar, and a lateral chain. Examples include doxorubicin, daunorubicin, and daunomycin (pirubicin).
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