Doxorubicin. Definition

Medical Definition: Doxorubicin

A drug used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Doxorubicin is the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius. It damages the DNA and may kill cancer cells. Is a type of anthracycline antitumor antibiotic. Also called Adriamycin PFS, Adriamycin RDF, doxorubicin hydrochloride, hydroxydaunorubicin and Rubex.

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