A drug that is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian epithelial cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. Also called Alkeran.

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  • Melphalan — Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 [bis(chloroethyl)amino]phenylalanine Clinical data Trade names Alkeran …   Wikipedia

  • melphalan — melphalan. См. мелфалан. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • melphalan — noun Etymology: probably from methanol + phenylalanine Date: 1960 an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melphalan — noun A particular drug used in chemotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • melphalan — l Phenylalanine mustard; l sarcolysine; l 3 [p [bis(2 chloroethyl)amino]phenyl]alanine; a phenylalanine derivative of nitrogen mustard; an alkalylating antineoplastic agent. * * * mel·pha·lan mel fə .lan n an antineoplastic drug C13H18Cl2N2O2… …   Medical dictionary

  • melphalan — mel·pha·lan …   English syllables

  • melphalan — n. a drug (an alkylating agent) used to treat various types of cancer, particularly myeloma but also including tumours of the breast and ovaries and Hodgkin s disease. It is administered by mouth or injection. Side effects include digestive… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • melphalan — noun antineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies • Syn: ↑Alkeran • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Alkeran) • Hypernyms: ↑antineoplastic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Мелфалан (Melphalan) — лекарственное вещество; применяется для лечения различных видов злокачественных опухолей, в том числе злокачественной меланомы, опухолей молочной железы и яичников, а также болезни Ходжкина. Назначается внутрь или в инъекциях. Возможные побочные… …   Медицинские термины

  • L-phenylalanine mustard — melphalan …   Medical dictionary

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