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Cisplatin

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Cisplatin

(Science: chemical) (sp-4-2)-diamminedichloroplatinum. The cis-isomer of a simple platinum compound that has antineoplastic action and may enhance tumour antigenicity as a result of binding to dna. The compound also causes renal damage.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, radiation-sensitizing agents.

chemical name: platinum, diamminedichloro-, (SP-4-2)-