mechlorethamine

mechlorethamine
mech·lor·eth·amine .mek-.lōr-'eth-ə-.mēn, -.lȯr- n a nitrogen mustard administered by injection in the form of its hydrochloride C5H11Cl2N·HCl in the palliative treatment of neoplastic diseases (as Hodgkin's disease and leukemia)

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