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Melphalan MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melphalan
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.526.728.650.594
D12.125.072.050.685.500
Unique ID
D008558
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008558
Scope Note
An alkylating nitrogen mustard that is used as an antineoplastic in the form of the levo isomer - MELPHALAN, the racemic mixture - MERPHALAN, and the dextro isomer - MEDPHALAN; toxic to bone marrow, but little vesicant action; potential carcinogen.
Entry Term(s)
4-(Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino)phenylalanine
Alkeran
L-PAM
Medphalan
Merphalan
Phenylalanine Mustard
Sarcolysine
Sarkolysin
Pharm Action
Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating
Myeloablative Agonists
Registry Number
Q41OR9510P
Related Numbers
148-82-3
CAS Type 1 Name
L-Phenylalanine, 4-(bis(2-chloroethyl)amino)-
Public MeSH Note
PEPTICHEMIO was see under NITROGEN MUSTARD COMPOUNDS 1975-80
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Melphalan Preferred
Medphalan Related
Sarkolysin Related
Alkeran Narrower
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