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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Nitrosourea

Nitrosourea (ny-TROH-soh-YOO-ree-uh)
An anticancer drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Carmustine and lomustine are nitrosoureas.

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