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Introduction: Idarubicin

Description of Idarubicin

Idarubicin: A semisynthetic anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic derived from daunorubicin. Idarubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. Due to its high lipophilicity, idarubicin penetrates cell membranes better than other anthracycline antibiotics. Idarubicin hydrochloride is the therapeutic form of this drug. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Idarubicin: An orally administered anthracycline antineoplastic. The compound has shown activity against breast cancer, lymphomas and leukemias, together with the potential for reduced cardiac toxicity.
Source: MeSH 2007

Idarubicin: Related Topics

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Idarubicin include:

Terms associated with Idarubicin:

Terms Similar to Idarubicin:

  • 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Idarubicin

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Idarubicin

The following list attempts to classify Idarubicin into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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