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Arsenic trioxide

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Arsenic trioxide: A substance that induces programmed cell death (apoptosis) in certain cancer cells. It belongs to the family of drugs called antineoplastics.
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Arsenic trioxide: A small-molecule arsenic compound with antineoplastic activity. Arsenic trioxide induces apoptosis in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells; downregulates the promyelocytic leukemia protein/retinoic acid receptor-alpha (PML/RARa) fusion protein; promotes cell differentiation; suppresses cell proliferation; and is pro-angiogenic.(NCI04)
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