Medical Definition of Nitrogen mustards

1. A series of tertiary amine compounds having vesicant properties similar to those of mustard gas. They have the general formula RN(CH2CH2Cl)2. They can alkylate compounds such as DNA and are used as the basis of cytostatic drugs for cancer chemotherapy. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrogen Mustards

nitrogen balance
nitrogen compounds
nitrogen cycle
nitrogen dioxide
nitrogen distribution
nitrogen equivalent
nitrogen fixation
nitrogen fixer
nitrogen group
nitrogen inversion
nitrogen isotopes
nitrogen lag
nitrogen monoxide
nitrogen mustard
nitrogen mustard compounds
nitrogen mustards (current term)
nitrogen narcosis
nitrogen oxide
nitrogen oxides
nitrogen partition
nitrogen pentoxide
nitrogen radioisotopes
nitrogen tetroxide
nitrogen tribromide
nitrogen trichloride
nitrogen trifluoride
nitrogen triiodide
nitrogenase
nitrogenase complex
nitrogenase reductase

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