nitrogen mustard


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nitrogen mustard

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One of a group of toxic organic compounds that are structurally similar to mustard gas but contain nitrogen instead of sulfur, used primarily as chemotherapeutic agents.

nitrogen mustard

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(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of organic compounds resembling mustard gas in their molecular structure. General formula: RN(CH2CH2Cl)2, where R is an organic group: important in the treatment of cancer
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Noun1.nitrogen mustard - a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure; important in cancer treatment
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Both concluded that the evidence strongly suggested exposure to vesicants, or blister agents, such as the chemical warfare agents sulfur mustard, lewisite or nitrogen mustard," Amnesty said in a statement.
Both concluded that the evidence strongly suggested exposure to vesicants, or blister agents, such as the chemical warfare agents sulphur mustard, lewisite or nitrogen mustard," Amnesty said in a statement.
A large variety of therapeutic modalities have been suggested for the treatment of AA, which include topical steroids, contact sensitizers such as dinitrochlorobenzene, squaric acid dibutylester and diphenylcyclopropenone or a tacrolimus, anthralin, nitrogen mustard or minoxidil.
Group 8 - analogs, alkylating agents nitrogen mustard
It focused on mechlorethamine, or nitrogen mustard, a drug that has been in short supply until last month, when more became available.
Topical treatment includes topical or intralesional corticosteroids, tacrolimus ointment, intralesional cyclosporine, topical 5-aminosalicylic acid, nitrogen mustard or 0.
Titled "Bendamustine: A Novel Cytotoxic Agent for Hematologic Malignancies," it notes that bendamustine hydrochloride has a chemical structure containing alkylating nitrogen mustard, contributing to its cytotoxic properties.
Nitrogen mustard has also demonstrated activity in other T-cell proliferating diseases such as psoriasis and alopecia areata and has a rich history of use in dermatology dating back to the 1950s.