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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



vesicant extravasation  listen  (VEH-sih-kunt ek-STRA-vuh-SAY-shun)

  The leakage of certain drugs called vesicants out of a vein into the tissue around it. Vesicants cause blistering and other tissue injury that may be severe and can lead to tissue necrosis (tissue death).