Definition of busulfan in English:

busulfan

(also busulphan)

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug which is an alkylating agent with a destructive effect on bone marrow, used especially in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia and in the preparation of patients for bone marrow transplantation.

    Related Myleran

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From bu- + sulf-, elements of the chemical name + -an.

Pronunciation

busulfan

/bjuːˈsʌlfan/