NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,092 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- 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).