Definición de nitrogen mustard en inglés:

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nitrogen mustard

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Chemistry
Any of a group of organic compounds containing the group —N(CH2CH2Cl)2. They are powerful cytotoxic alkylating agents and some are used in chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Radiation from nuclear bombs and gaseous particles from nitrogen mustard and acridine orange have been used destructively in war.
  • There was another name to become famous in cancer biology who worked on nitrogen mustard and on mustard gas, but whose name did not appear as a co-author on that famous paper.
  • Also during this time, the bone marrow suppressive effect of nitrogen mustard was discovered.

Origen

1940s: mustard denoting a substance chemically similar to mustard gas.

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Saltos de línea: ni¦tro|gen mus|tard

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