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camptothecin

[‚kam·tō′thē·sən]
(pharmacology)
An alkaloid belonging to the family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors which is used as an anticancer drug, it is the first known naturally produced DNA topoisomerase inhibitor and was originally isolated from the Chinese tree Camptothecin acuminate.
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CPT Thomas Gaffney, Company Commander, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion
In March 2015 the CPT issued a statement condemning the failure of the Bulgarian authorities to take steps in connection with the recommendations contained in the reports after the visits of the CPT.
decumbens (Calicut, Kerala, India) established from axillary meristems of this plant were maintained in our laboratory and utilized as a source material for the isolation of CPT and related compounds.
Elimination of CPT coding also eliminates a lot of physician frustration associated with obtuse evaluation and management (E&M) bullet-point requirements, bundling rules, and "gaming" of the system in an attempt to obtain fair reimbursement in an environment of government devaluation of physician services.
CPT has also been shown to be efficacious with samples of childhood sexual abuse survivors [4].
Clinical studies have proved that CPTs can reduce infection rates by as much as 11 per cent.
I find myself imagining the moment I long for: my beloved CPT teammates Tom Fox, Jim Loney, Harmeet Sooden, and Norman Kember, on TV walking through throngs of journalists and well-wishers.
CPT has been holding vigils and marches in Toronto, Vancouver and Washington to appeal for the release of the hostages and to press for justice for Iraqi detainees.
Established five years ago, CPT is now ready to compete in the international market, and is finding an increasing demand for its products, says Calderon Vera.
For example, you should assign modifier "-24" to any CPT code to designate any "unrelated evaluation and management service" that you provide during a postoperative visit.
Since their return in April, CPT has been attempting to draw the attention of US forces to the problems of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Baghdad.
Ochoa only ever attended one CPT meeting, so it's odd that he should even have a proposal," PAN Deputy Hector Osuna told local press.