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Medical Term:

vinblastine sulfate

Pronunciation: vin-blas'ten sul'fat

Definition: A dimeric alkaloid obtained from Vinca rosea. It arrests mitosis in metaphase (although vincristine is more active in this respect) and exhibits greater antimetabolic activity than does vincristine; used in the treatment of Hodgkin disease, choriocarcinoma, acute and chronic leukemias, and other neoplastic diseases; blocks microtubule assembly.

Synonym(s): vincaleucoblastine

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