daunorubicin

Definition / meaning of daunorubicin

The active ingredient in 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. It is a type of anthracycline antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor. Also called daunomycin.

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

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