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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

hycanthone 
A thioxanthene derivative of lucanthone with anti-schistosomal activity and potential antineoplastic activity. Hycanthone interferes with parasite nerve function, resulting in parasite paralysis and death. This agent also intercalates into DNA and inhibits RNA synthesis in vitro. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Hycanthone mesylate
US brand name:Etrenol
Abbreviation:HYC