Pronunciation: (LY-poh-SOH-mul)

A drug preparation that contains the active drug inside very tiny, fat-like particles. This form is easier for the body to absorb and allows more drug to get to the target area of the body, such as a tumor. Liposomal drugs may have fewer side effects and work better than other forms of the drug.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2008-01-29