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CYTOTOXIC DRUG

Any drug that inhibits the proliferation of cells within the body. Those are usually alkylating agents and antimetabolites used in chemotherapy. Although they primarily destroy cancer cells, cytotoxic drugs are capable of inducing teratogenic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in other cells in the body.

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CYTOTOXIN

A substance that is toxic to cells.

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CYTOTROPHOBLAST

The inner layer of the trophoblast.

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