mithramycin

Definition / meaning of mithramycin

A drug used to treat some types of testicular cancer. It is also used to treat a higher-than-normal amounts of calcium in the blood or urine. Mithramycin binds to DNA and prevents cells from making RNA and proteins. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic. Also called Mithracin and plicamycin.

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

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