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ANTINEOPLASTIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does antineoplastic mean? 

ANTINEOPLASTIC (noun)
  The noun ANTINEOPLASTIC has 1 sense:

1. any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function

  Familiarity information: ANTINEOPLASTIC used as a noun is very rare.


ANTINEOPLASTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANTINEOPLASTIC has 1 sense:

1. used in the treatment of cancer

  Familiarity information: ANTINEOPLASTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


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ANTINEOPLASTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

antineoplastic; antineoplastic drug; cancer drug

Hypernyms ("antineoplastic" is a kind of...):

cytotoxic drug (any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "antineoplastic"):

alkalating agent (an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer)

thioguanine (an antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias)

procarbazine (an antineoplastic drug used to treat Hodgkin's disease)

periwinkle plant derivative (an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer)

Alkeran; melphalan (antineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies)

lomustine (an antineoplastic drug often used to treat brain tumors or Hodgkin's disease)

floxuridine (antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers; can cause loss of hair)

asparaginase; Elspar (antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia)

antineoplastic antibiotic (an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy)

antimetabolite (an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite)

thiotepa (an antineoplastic drug used to treat certain malignancies)


ANTINEOPLASTIC (adjective)


Sense 1antineoplastic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used in the treatment of cancer

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

anticancer; antineoplastic; antitumor; antitumour

Context examples:

anticancer drug / an antineoplastic effect

Pertainym:

neoplasm (an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose)


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