Definition of capecitabine in English:

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capecitabine

Pronunciation: /kāpˈsīdəˌbēn/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Medicine An antimetabolite used to treat various metastatic cancers by inhibiting tumor growth while sparing most surrounding tissue.
Example sentences
  • A 53-year-old woman with a history of metastatic breast cancer was admitted 12 days following her sixth cycle of capecitabine and docetaxel chemotherapy because of hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, and dehydration.
  • The FDA and the manufacturer have added a Boxed Warning in the labeling for capecitabine, indicated for the treatment of colorectal and breast cancer.
  • We conducted this phase III study because the combination of oral capecitabine and oxaliplatin showed promising effects in different phase II studies.

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Syllabification: cape·ci·ta·bine

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