Antimicrotubule agent


Antimicrotubule agent

An antimicrotubule agent is a type of drug that blocks cell growth by stopping mitosis (cell division). Antimicrotubule agents interfere with microtubules (cellular structures that help move chromosomes during mitosis). They are used to treat cancer.

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* [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db_alpha.aspx?CdrID=306526 Antimicrotubule agent] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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