Busulfan

Busulphan

Description

Busulfan is a potent cytotoxic agent and a bifunctional alkylating agent. In aqueous media, release of the methanesulphonate groups produces carbonium ions which can alkylate DNA, thought to be an important biological mechanism for its cytotoxic effect.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Busulfan
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01A Alkylating agents → L01AB Alkyl sulfonates

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