Adjective "cisplatin" definition and examples

(Cisplatin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/sɪsˈplatɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.
  1. 'It's true that these compounds aren't in the same side-effect league as, say, the old cytotoxic agents like cisplatin, but they're a long way from the lasering-in-on-the-single-important-factor storyline from a few years ago.'
  2. 'Cancer drugs used for primary bone cancer include methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cisplatin.'

More definitions

1. a platinum-containing white powder, PtCl 2 H 6 N 2 , used to treat ovarian carcinoma and other cancers.

More examples(as adjective)

"cyclophosphamides can be cisplatin."

Origin

Late 20th century: from cis- (sense 3) + platinum.