Definition of Plicamycin

1. Noun. A particular antibiotic drug. ¹



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Medical Definition of Plicamycin

1. A tricyclic pentaglycosidic antibiotic from streptomyces strains that inhibits RNA and protein synthesis by adhering to DNA. It is used as a fluorescent dye and as an antineoplastic agent, especially in bone and testicular tumours. Plicamycin is also used to reduce hypercalcaemia, especially that due to malignancies. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antineoplastic, fluorescent dyes, nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors, protein synthesis inhibitor. Chemical name: Mithramycin (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plicamycin

plicae alares
plicae ampullares tubae uterinae
plicae caecales
plicae ciliares
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plicae epiglottica
plicae gastricae
plicae gastropancreaticae
plicae iridis
plicae palmatae
plicae recti
plicae transversales recti
plicae tubariae tubae uterinae
plicae tunicae mucosae vesicae felleae
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