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NCI Drug Dictionary


iodine I 131 ethiodized oil 
A cytotoxic radioconjugate consisting of ethiodized oil, an iodinated ethyl ester derived from poppy seed oil, labeled with iodine 131 (I-131). Iodine I 131 ethiodized oil accumulates in hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatoblastoma tumor cells, resulting in targeted cytotoxicity to tumor cells while sparing surrounding normal cells and tissues. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Iodine I 131 Lipiodol