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Inhibiting or preventing the growth or development of malignant cells.
acting against tumours
a drug that acts against tumours
an•ti•ne•o•plas•tic(ˌæn tiˌni oʊˈplæs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)
1. destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of tumors.n.
2. an antineoplastic substance.
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|Noun||1.||antineoplastic - 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|
alkylating agent - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
antimetabolite - an antineoplastic drug that inhibits the utilization of a metabolite
antineoplastic antibiotic - an antibiotic drug used as an antineoplastic in chemotherapy
asparaginase, Elspar - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
cytotoxic drug - any drug that has a toxic effect on cells; commonly used in chemotherapy to inhibit the proliferation of cancerous cells
floxuridine - antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers; can cause loss of hair
lomustine - an antineoplastic drug often used to treat brain tumors or Hodgkin's disease
Alkeran, melphalan - antineoplastic drug (trade name Alkeran) used to treat multiple myeloma and some other malignancies
periwinkle plant derivative - an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
procarbazine - an antineoplastic drug used to treat Hodgkin's disease
thioguanine - an antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias
thiotepa - an antineoplastic drug used to treat certain malignancies
|Adj.||1.||antineoplastic - used in the treatment of cancer; "anticancer drug"; "an antineoplastic effect"|
a. antineoplástico-a, droga que controla o mata células cancerosas.