daunomycin hydrochloride

Definition / meaning of daunomycin hydrochloride

A drug used to treat acute leukemias and some other types of cancer. It blocks a certain enzyme needed for cell division and DNA repair, and it may kill cancer cells. Daunomycin hydrochloride is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called Cerubidine and daunorubicin hydrochloride.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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