bleomycin


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ble·o·my·cin

 (blē′ə-mī′sĭn)
n.
Any of a class of antibiotics isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus, used usually in sulfate form in combination with other drugs to treat certain kinds of cancer.

[Alteration of phleomycin, a related antibiotic : phleo-, of unknown meaning + -mycin.]

bleomycin

(ˌbliːəʊˈmaɪsɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a glycopeptide antibiotic drug used in the treatment of cancer and Hodgkin's Disease
[C20: from bleo- unknown + -mycin]
Translations
bléomycine

bleomycin

n bleomicina
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He dilutes the preparation with water to a concentration of 1 unit/mL, soaks the wart with tap water to make it softer and easier to inject, and then injects enough bleomycin to make the wart blanch.
Researchers from Paris and California found that while treatment with freezing alone left around 250 surviving cancer cells - easily enough to form a new tumour - after adding the Bleomycin hardly any survived.
A naturally occurring compound produced by bacteria, bleomycin effectively kills several soft-tissue cancers, such as tumors of the skin, lung, and ovaries.
8,9,10] However, no randomised controlled trials have compared the efficacy and toxicity profiles of bleomycin versus cisplatin and 5-FU concurrently with radiotherapy in SCCHN.
The rash may appear following administration of bleomycin by any route and has been shown to be dose independent.
He developed a deep, cherry-coloured birthmark across his nose just days after he was born, but after three bleomycin injections it has almost disappeared.
Objective: To assess the efficacy of intralesional bleomycin in peripheral lymphangioma in children.
The last patient has been treated with the company's proprietary photosensitiser Amphinex used in combination with the cytotoxic agent bleomycin at University College Hospital (UCH) in London.
The bleomycin-detectable iron (BDI) assay is based on the observation that the antitumor antibiotic bleomycin, in the presence of iron salt and a suitable reducing agent, binds to and degrades DNA, with the formation of a product that reacts with thiobarbituric acid to form a chromogen.
Patients were randomized to receive two or four cycles of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD), and some also received 20 or 30 Gy of involved-field radiation therapy.