Dianhydrogalactitol

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Dianhydrogalactitol

(Science: chemical) 1,2:5,6-dianhydrodulcitol. One of the cytotoxic dihalohexitols that may have alkylating antineoplastic activity. It causes bone marrow toxicity. The active form is thought to be the diepoxide.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, alkylating.

chemical name: Galactitol, 1,2:5,6-dianhydro-