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Introduction: Busulfan

Description of Busulfan

Busulfan (medical condition): There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Busulfan...more »

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Busulfan -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Busulfan: An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents.
Source: National Institute of Health

Busulfan: A synthetic derivative of dimethane-sulfonate with antineoplastic and cytotoxic properties. Although its mechanism of action is not fully understood, busulfan appears to act through the alkylation of DNA. Following systemic absorption of busulfan, carbonium ions are formed, resulting in DNA alkylation and DNA breaks and inhibition of DNA replication and RNA transcription. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Busulfan: alkylating agent having a selective immunosuppressive effect on bone marrow; has been used in the palliative treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia.
Source: CRISP

Busulfan: An alkylating agent having a selective immunosuppressive effect on BONE MARROW. It has been used in the palliative treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (MYELOID LEUKEMIA, CHRONIC), but although symptomatic relief is provided, no permanent remission is brought about. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), busulfan is listed as a known carcinogen.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Drug name confusion

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Busulfan as a Disease

Busulfan: Another name for Busulfan -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Busulfan: Related Diseases

Busulfan: Busulfan is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Busulfan (Busulfan -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Source: Diseases Database

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Busulfan

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Busulfan

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