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Nitrogen mustard compounds

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nitrogen mustard compounds

(Science: chemical) A group of alkylating agents derived from mustard gas, with the sulfur replaced by nitrogen. They were formerly used as toxicants and vesicants, but now function as antineoplastic agent. These compounds are also powerful mutagens, teratogens, immunosuppressants, and carcinogens.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, alkylating, carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens.