Meaning of busulfan in English:

busulfan

Pronunciation /bjuːˈsʌlfan/

noun

(also busulphan)
Pharmacology
  • A drug which is an alkylating agent with a destructive effect on bone marrow, used especially in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia and in the preparation of patients for bone marrow transplantation.

    Chemical name: 1,4-di(methanesulphonyloxy)butane; C₆H₁₄O₆S₂.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From bu- + sulf-, elements of the chemical name + -an.