Drug isolated from yew ( Taxus brevifolis ) that stabilizes microtubules: analogous in this respect to phalloidin that stabilizes microfilaments.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • taxol — [ taksɔl ] n. m. • 1981; en angl. 1971; du gr. taxos « if » ♦ Biochim. Terpène extrait de plusieurs espèces d if, aux propriétés cytotoxiques. ● taxol nom masculin Substance extraite de l écorce des ifs et utilisée dans le traitement de certains… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • taxol — fármaco antineoplásico obtenido a partir de la taxina, un alcaloide tóxico producido por el tejo. estructura química [véase] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. taxol …   Diccionario médico

  • taxol — [tak′sôl] n. [< taxonomic name of the tree] a substance, C47H51NO14, obtained from a small yew tree ( Taxus brevifolia) of W North America, used in treating certain kinds of cancer …   English World dictionary

  • Taxol — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Paclitaxel Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Taxol — Paclitaxel Paclitaxel Général Nom IUPAC acide β (benzoylamino) α hydroxy ,6,12b bis(acétyloxy) 12 (benzoyloxy) 2a,3,4,4a,5,6,9,10,11,12,12a,12b dodécahydro 4,11 dihydroxy 4a,8,13,13 tétraméthyl 5 oxo 7,11 méthano 1 H …   Wikipédia en Français

  • taxol — noun /ˈtæksɒl/ A taxane, CHNO, used to treat cancer; also a proprietary name for paclitaxel (see Taxol) …   Wiktionary

  • Taxol — A drug used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and AIDS related Kaposi’s sarcoma. It is also used together with another drug to treat non small cell lung cancer. Taxol is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Taxol — trademark used for a preparation of paclitaxel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Taxol — /tak sawl, sohl/, Trademark. a chemical substance derived from a yew tree of the Pacific Coast: used experimentally as a drug in the treatment of cancer. * * * Organic compound with a complex multi ring molecule that occurs in the bark of Pacific …   Universalium

  • Taxol — noun A drug used to kill dividing tumour cells …   Wiktionary

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