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Alkylating agent

any cytotoxic drug containing alkyl groups, such as chlorambucil, that acts by damaging DNA; widely used in chemotherapy


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    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 […]

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