Mitomycins

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mitomycins

(Science: chemical) A group of methylazirinopyrroloindolediones obtained from certain streptomyces strains. They are very toxic antibiotics used as antineoplastic agent in some solid tumours. Porfiromycin and mitomycin c are the most useful members of the group.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antineoplastic.

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