an enzyme that inhibits the growth of certain tumours. Crisantaspase, the form produced by the bacterium Erwinia chrysanthemi, is used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Administered by injection, it may cause allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.
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