carmustine


carmustine
n.
a drug (an alkylating agent) used in the treatment of myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and certain brain tumours (gliomas and glioblastoma). Administered by injection or (for brain tumours) as implants, it may cause kidney damage.
Trade names:
BiCNU, Gliadel.

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