Vinca Alkaloids

The vinca alkaloids are a class of medications that are used as injections or infusions to treat leukaemia, some lung cancers, advanced breast cancer (vinorelbine), blood disorders, Hodgkin’s disease and some other forms of cancer. They include vindesine, vinorelbine, vincristine and vinblastine. The active ingredients were originally derived from the…

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Virilisation occurs when a woman develops male characteristics such as facial hair, body hair (hirsutism) and loses female characteristics such as menstruation and develops poor breast tone. The usual cause is a tumour of the adrenal gland or adrenal hyperplasia.

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