Misonidazole

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misonidazole

(Science: chemical) A nitroimidazole that sensitises normally radio-resistant hypoxic cells to radiation. It may also be directly cytotoxic to hypoxic cells and has been proposed as an antineoplastic.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, antiprotozoal agents, radiation-sensitizing agents.

Chemical name: 1H-imidazole-1-ethanol, alpha-(methoxymethyl)-2-nitro-