Definitions for "Alkylating agent"
An anticancer drug that interferes with cancer cell division by binding to DNA
A chemotherapeutic agent such as melphalan or cyclophosphamide. Alkylating refers to the way in which these agents cross-link the DNA of myeloma cells and block cell division.
anti-cancer drug (eg, chlorambucil) that prevents cell division, sometimes combined with other drugs in chemotherapy
A mutagen that acts by adding alkyl groups to nucleotide bases.
An organic compound able to transfer an alkyl group to nucleotides.
A chemical agent that can add alkyl groups (for example, ethyl or methyl groups) to another molecule; many mutagens act through alkylation.
Substance which introduces an alkyl substituent into a compound.