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A nucleoside analog, C9H11F2N3O4, used in its hydrochloride form in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and in combination with other drugs to treat breast, ovarian, and non-small cell lung cancer.

[gem-, perhaps shortening and alteration of CCRF-CEM, designation of the leukemia cell culture on which it was first tested + -citabine, nucleoside analog antiviral and anticancer drug suffix; see zalcitabine.]
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Gemcitabine hydrochloride was a gift sample from Emcure pharma Pvt Ltd.; corn starch soluble, polyvinyl alcohol, acetone, disodium hydrogen orthophosphate, and Sodium chloride were purchased from Central Drug House (P) Ltd., New Delhi.
16 November 2010 - US generic injectable pharmaceuticals maker Hospira Inc (NYSE: HSP) said yesterday it has launched a 2-gr vial of gemcitabine hydrochloride (HCL) for injection.
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