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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

silymarin 
A mixture of flavonolignans isolated from the milk thistle plant Silybum marianum. Silymarin may act as an antioxidant, protecting hepatic cells from chemotherapy-related free radical damage. This agent may also promote the growth of new hepatic cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)