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Carmustine MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Carmustine
Tree Number(s)
D02.065.950.594.247
D02.654.692.247
Unique ID
D002330
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002330
Scope Note
A cell-cycle phase nonspecific alkylating antineoplastic agent. It is used in the treatment of brain tumors and various other malignant neoplasms. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p462) This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Entry Term(s)
1,3-Bis(2-Chloroethyl)-1-Nitrosourea
BCNU
BiCNU
FIVB
N,N'-Bis(2-Chloroethyl)-N-Nitrosourea
Nitrumon
Pharm Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Registry Number
U68WG3173Y
Related Numbers
154-93-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Urea, N,N'-bis(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitroso-
Previous Indexing
Alkylating Agents (1966-1971)
Nitroso Compounds (1966-1971)
Urea (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(72)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Carmustine Preferred
BiCNU Narrower
Nitrumon Narrower
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