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What is the meaning of vp16, the chemotherapy agent etoposide?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Code designation
Vp-16 is the abbreviation of its code designation from the manufacturing company - bristol; - code designation vp-16-213, abbreviated as vp-16.
No it is not named after somebody/chemist etc.

In brief: Code designation
Vp-16 is the abbreviation of its code designation from the manufacturing company - bristol; - code designation vp-16-213, abbreviated as vp-16.
No it is not named after somebody/chemist etc.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: WIKIPEDIA
Wikipedia comes through again! the name vp-16 likely comes from a compounding of the last name of the chemists who performed early work on the drug (von wartburg and von kuhn) and podophyllotoxin.

In brief: WIKIPEDIA
Wikipedia comes through again! the name vp-16 likely comes from a compounding of the last name of the chemists who performed early work on the drug (von wartburg and von kuhn) and podophyllotoxin.
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