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NCI Drug Dictionary


vinblastine sulfate  Patient Information
The sulfate salt of vinblastine, a natural alkaloid isolated from the plant Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) with antineoplastic properties. Vinblastine disrupts microtubule formation and function during mitosis and interferes with glutamic acid metabolism. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names:Velban
Foreign brand names:Exal
Code name:29060-LE