DHEA mustard

Definition / meaning of DHEA mustard

A steroidal alkylating agent with potential antineoplastic activity. Alkylating agents exert cytotoxic and, in some cases, chemotherapeutic effects by transferring alkyl groups to DNA, thereby damaging DNA and interfering with DNA replication and cell division.

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

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