NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,614 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (gloo-KAR-pih-dayz)
A drug used to treat toxic levels of methotrexate (an anticancer drug) in the blood of patients with kidney problems. It is a bacterial enzyme that breaks down proteins and other substances, such as methotrexate. Glucarpidase may also help certain drugs kill cancer cells. It is a type of chemoprotective agent and a type of prodrug activator. Also called carboxypeptidase-G2 and Voraxaze.