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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antimicrotúbulo

Antimicrotubule agent (AN-tee-MY-kroh-TOO-byool AY-jent)
A type of drug that blocks cell growth by stopping mitosis (cell division). Antimicrotubule agents interfere with microtubules (cellular structures that help move chromosomes during mitosis). They are used to treat cancer.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.