deferoxamine

(DEH-feh-ROK-suh-meen)

An iron-chelating agent that removes iron from tumors by inhibiting DNA synthesis and causing cancer cell death. It is used in conjunction with other anticancer agents in pediatric neuroblastoma therapy.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "deferoxamine"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "deferoxamina"

Sustancia quelante del hierro que extrae el hierro de los tumores al impedir la síntesis del ADN y eliminar las células cancerosas. Se usa junto con otros medicamentos contra el cáncer en el tratamiento del neuroblastoma pediátrico.