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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


pentamidine isethionate  listen  (pen-TA-mih-deen I-seh-THY-oh-nayt)

  A drug used to treat infections caused by certain microorganisms. It is also being studied in the treatment of melanoma. It prevents DNA from being copied and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antifungal agent, a type of antiprotozoal agent, and a type of PRL phosphatase inhibitor. Also called Pentam.