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Medical Term:

vincristine sulfate

Pronunciation: vin-kris'ten sul'fat

Definition: A dimeric alkaloid obtained from Vinca rosea; its antineoplastic activity is similar to that of vinblastine, but no cross-resistance develops between these two agents, so it is more useful than vinblastine in lymphocytic lymphosarcoma and acute leukemia.

Synonym(s): leurocristine

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