1. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
Synonyms: antineoplastic_drug antineoplastic
Related terms: cytotoxic_drug antimetabolite asparaginase lomustine floxuridine melphalan methotrexate periwinkle_plant_derivative antineoplastic_antibiotic procarbazine thioguanine thiotepa alkalating_agent
Similar spelling:   cancer_weed