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n. A particular anthracycline drug used in chemotherapy.


Daunorubicin or daunomycin (trade name Cerubidine) is chemotherapeutic of the anthracycline family that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer. It is most commonly used to treat specific types of leukemia ( acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia). It was initially isolated from Streptomyces peucetius.

A liposomal formulation of daunorubicin, liposomal daunorubicin, is marketed in the United States as DaunoXome.

It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

Usage examples of "daunorubicin".

She points to the bag of Daunorubicin, covered with a dark bag to protect it from light.