Cytarabine liposome. Definition

Medical Definition: Cytarabine liposome

Form of cytarabine, an anticancer drug, which is contained in tiny particles like fat. You may have fewer side effects and be more effective than cytarabine. It is used to treat lymphoma that has spread to the meninges (three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. It is a type of antimetabolite. Also called liposomal cytarabine and Depo-Cyt.

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