Definition of mechlorethamine hydrochloride

mechlorethamine hydrochloride

(meh-klor-EH-thuh-meen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used on the skin to treat stage I mycosis fungoides (a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma) in patients who have already been treated with other therapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Mechlorethamine hydrochloride damages the cell's DNA and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of alkylating agent. Also called mustine and Valchlor.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms