Etoposide. Definition

Medical Definition: Etoposide

A drug used to treat testicular cancer and small cell lung. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Etoposide blocks certain enzymes needed for cell division and DNA repair, and can kill cancer cells. A type of podophyllotoxin derivative and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Toposar and Vepesid.

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