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Definition of the noun Taxane

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  1. any of a class of diterpenoid drugs that inhibit cancer cell growth and division. Examples are Paclitaxel (taxol) and Docetaxel (taxotere).


Taxane: Taxanes are diterpenes produced by the plants of the genus Taxus, and are widely used as chemotherapy agents. Taxane agents include paclitaxel and docetaxel.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

Lately, the main taxane targets are baccatin III and 10-deacetyl-baccatin III (10- DAB III). Both compounds lack the C-13 side-chain (Fig. 1); thus, they do not show antitumour activity. Both baccatins, especially 10-DAB III, serve as synthons for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

patient was taxane refractory and the tumor expressed multi-drug resistance protein. Cell death occurred in these tumor cells 23 h after the peak formation of microtubule bundles. Phase II Studies in Cancer Patients There is data from some ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

Taxotere is the only taxane approved by the Food and Drug Administration for head and neck cancer, in combination with other agents for the induction treatment of patients with inoperable and locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

tautomer derived from tauto- and -mer taxane C20H36, derived from tax(o)- and -an(e) taxicin derived from ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Taxane Antineoplastic agent comprising paclitaxel, cabazitaxel, nab paclitaxel, the tubulin poisons. Taxis The response of an organism to its environment. Taxonomy Laws and principles of classification of animals and plants. Tay-Sachs ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

paclitaxel paediatric surgery paclitaxel, a taxane antineoplastic agent. INDICATIONS ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

a *taxane used in the treatment of breast cancer, advanced or metastatic * nonsmallcell lung cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to hormonal treatment. It is administered by intravenous infusion; sideeffects are as for all ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

TaxotereTM Oncology A taxane that inhibits cancer cell growth by blocking mitosis; it is a firstline therapy for metastatic and refractory breast and nonsmall cell lung cancers. See Taxol ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

The mostactive cytotoxic agent isthe taxane, PACLITAXEL–especially whenitis combinedwith carboplatin. Recurrence may also ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

taxane tartar n. a common term for "'calculus. the hard deposit that forms on the teeth. taste II. the sense for the appreciation of the flavor of substances in the mouth.

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

a cytotoxic anticancer drug (see taxane) administered by intravenous infusion mainly to treat ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and non-small-cell lung cancer. Trade names: Abraxane ...

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Taxane Meaning

Video shows what taxane means. any of a class of diterpenoid drugs that inhibit cancer cell growth and division. Examples are paclitaxel and docetaxel.. Taxane ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1X8A1N1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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