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An antibiotic (a form of adriamycin) manufactured by Pharmacia which has been used to treat certain types of cancer (such as breast carcinomas) as an injection. It is also a cardiotoxin and can cause heart failure at high cumulative dosages (above a total dose of 300 mg/m2).


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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