asparaginase asparaginase

Definition(s):

  • (n) antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

Usage(s):

  1. Among almost a dozen chemicals which have a selective damaging effect on cancer cells, L-asparaginase is unique in one respect: its action is so much more selective that it .
  2. Of all the drugs that physicians now use to treat various forms of cancer, by far the most promising is the enzyme "L"-asparaginase.
  3. Both asparagine and asparaginase come in two forms, which are distinguished by whether their crystals make a beam of light rotate to the right (dextro, abbreviated to the letter .
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