Definition of cyclophosphamide in English:


Line breaks: cyclo|phos¦pha¦mide
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈfɒsfəmʌɪd


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic cytotoxic drug used in treating leukaemia and lymphoma and as an immunosuppressive agent.
More example sentences
  • A combination of two immunosuppressive drugs, cyclophosphamide and fludarabine, was given with the intent to knock out the patient's immune system to allow the foreign donor immune cells to take hold.
  • The patient was treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone chemotherapy starting in August 1998.
  • Adjuvant therapy, multidrug chemotherapy was carried out with methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone.

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