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cytotoxic

[¦sīd·ə′täk·sik]
(cell and molecular biology)
Pertaining to an agent, such as a drug or virus, that exerts a toxic effect on cells.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The present study focused on the inhibitory and antitumor activity of canertinib and provide a rationale for the evaluation of the anticancer activity of this EGFR-specific tyrosine kinase irreversible inhibitor alone and in combination with cytotoxic drugs in different breast cancer cell lines that express functional EGFR, our preliminary results have been reported that the combination of canertinib which is still under phase II clinical studies with different cytotoxic agents significantly inhibits the overexpression of EGFR and markedly increase the sensitivity of different cytotoxic drugs in tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cells in vitro.
These KS patients are also reported to be poor in metabolizing cytotoxic drugs, however the data for each and every individual drug is not yet available.6,9,15-17 Chemotherapy is therefore more toxic than a normal individual related to inherent defects in enzymes and drug degradation pathways.
Due to the special containment requirements for manufacturing highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients and cytotoxic drugs, we have seen many Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO's) invest in building additional capacity in this area.
(1,2) Laryngeal aspergillosis is more common in patients with a malignancy, immunodeficiency, diabetes, or terminal debilitating illness, as well as those with a history of exposure to steroids, cytotoxic drugs, or irradiation.
Compounding drugs specifically cytotoxic drugs must be prepared by Pharmacy personnel (including after-hours staff) who have undertaken appropriate training and validation in aseptic and cytotoxic drugs reconstitution and handling techniques
The college will also continue lobbying for the urgent review of the former Department of Labour's Guidelines for the safe handling of cytotoxic drugs and related waste, and continue to strengthen professional links with cancer nursing groups in Australia, including the Cancers Nurses Society of Australia.
Difficult techniques must be mastered and for safety reasons the raw materials for these cytotoxic drugs are ingeniously simulated from safe materials such as poster paint, sugar and salt.
The tumour was rapidly progressive, (radiotherapy was unavailable in Uganda at that time and cytotoxic drugs remained to be developed), and at autopsy there were widespread deposits of the tumour, especially in the kidneys, liver and suprarenal glands The spleen was not involved.
The report suggests that oncological drug treatments are evolving to the point where they involve biologic medication, which, in combination with cytotoxic drugs, is fast becoming the top pharmaceutical therapy.
Wastes and by-products can also cause poisoning and pollution, whether through the release of pharmaceutical products, in particular antibiotics and cytotoxic drugs, through the waste water or by toxic elements or compounds such as mercury.
What is the main reason cytotoxic drugs are song was The Candy Man?
In a study on rat cerebellar development has been mentioned that X-ray and cytotoxic drugs have destructive effect on regulating cell development, migration and differentiation of cerebellar 3-ply cortex [11].

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