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  1. Taxolnoun

    A drug used to kill dividing tumour cells.

  2. taxolnoun

    A taxane, CHNO, used to treat cancer; also a proprietary name for paclitaxel (see Taxol).

  3. Etymology: From scientific Taxus (a genus name).

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  1. taxol

    Paclitaxel (PTX), sold under the brand name Taxol among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. This includes ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, cervical cancer, and pancreatic cancer. It is administered by intravenous injection. There is also an albumin-bound formulation.Common side effects include hair loss, bone marrow suppression, numbness, allergic reactions, muscle pains, and diarrhea. Other serious side effects include heart problems, increased risk of infection, and lung inflammation. There are concerns that use during pregnancy may cause birth defects. Paclitaxel is in the taxane family of medications. It works by interference with the normal function of microtubules during cell division.Paclitaxel was first isolated in 1971 from the Pacific yew and approved for medical use in 1993. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It has been made from precursors, and more recently through cell culture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxol in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taxol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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