Daunomycin hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Daunomycin hydrochloride

A drug used to treat acute leukemias and some other cancers. Blocks certain enzymes needed for cells to multiply and repair the DNA and can also destroy cancer cells. Daunomycin hydrochloride is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Cerubidine hydrochloride and daunorubicin.

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