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periwinkle plant derivative used as an antineoplastic drug (trade name Velban) that disrupts cell division
A particular drug used in chemotherapy.
Vinblastine is an antimicrotubule drug used to treat certain kinds of cancer, including Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and testicular cancer. It is also used to treat Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Vinblastine was traditionally obtained from Catharanthus roseus, also known as Vinca rosea, a Madagascar Periwinkle. It is generated in the plant by the joining of two alkaloids catharanthine and vindoline.
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Antitumor alkaloid isolated from Vinca rosea. (Merck, 11th ed.)
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