Definition of cisplatin in English:

cisplatin

Syllabification: cis·plat·in
Pronunciation: /sisˈplatn
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • A cytotoxic drug used in cancer chemotherapy.
    • A coordination compound of platinum; chemical formula: Pt(NH3)2Cl2
    More example sentences
    • In this study, researchers developed head and neck cancer cell cultures resistant to the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, a platinum-based drug frequently used to treat this type of cancer.
    • Cancer drugs used for primary bone cancer include methotrexate, doxorubicin, and cisplatin.
    • Prescribing patterns were more uniform for the older, more familiar drugs such as cisplatin, which showed a variation of about 2.3.

Origin

late 20th century: from cis- + platinum.

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