alkylating agents al·kyl·at·ing agents (āl’kə-lā’tĭng)
Any of various highly reactive chemical compounds that bond with various nucleophilic groups in nucleic acids and proteins and cause mutagenic, carcinogenic, or cytotoxic effects.
- Alkylating agent
noun any cytotoxic drug containing alkyl groups, such as chlorambucil, that acts by damaging DNA; widely used in chemotherapy
- Alkylating drug
any of various potentially cytotoxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic substances: used therapeutically to destroy cells, especially proliferating cancer cells.
the replacement of a hydrogen atom in an organic compound by an . the addition of a paraffin to an olefin, done in the manufacture of gasoline. noun the attachment of an alkyl group to an organic compound, usually by the addition or substitution of a hydrogen atom or halide group the addition of an […]
of, relating to, or characteristic of an .