Definition of chlorambucil in English:


Syllabification: chlo·ram·bu·cil
Pronunciation: /klôrˈambyəˌsil


  • A cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the class of nitrogen mustards.
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    • This review focuses on the most commonly used and accepted chemotherapy agents in the treatment of these diseases: cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, and methotrexate.
    • Combinations of chlorambucil, Prednisone or cyclophosphamide and a new drug Fludarabine are used in treatment.


1950s: from chlor(oethyl)am(inophenyl)bu(tyric acid), the systematic name, + -cil.

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