Definition of cytostatic in English:


Syllabification: cy·to·stat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsītəˈstatik


  • Inhibiting cell growth and division.
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    • It is a cytostatic drug that stops cell division very early in the cell cycle without causing cell death.
    • Hormonal therapy for postmenopausal women using chemicals such as tamoxifen is cytostatic, meaning it stops estrogen from stimulating breast cancer cells.
    • We looked for cytostatic properties that would block cells from multiplying rather than kill them.


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  • Any substance that inhibits cell growth and division.
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    • As mutagens we used two classic cytostatics: the radiomimetic bleomycin and the recombinogen mitomycin C.
    • Large numbers of materials which can be implanted in the body and contain cytostatics are known.
    • As early as the next year, the first isolated work room for a safer preparation of cytostatics was completed.

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