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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

hexamethylene bisacetamide 
A hybrid polar-planar compound with potential antineoplastic activity that induces terminal differentiation, inhibits cell growth, and causes apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. Its precise mechanism of action is unknown. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:hexamethylenebisacetamide
hexamethylenediacetamide
Abbreviation:HMBA
Chemical structures:acetamide, N,N'-1, 6-hexanediylbis-
acetamide, N,N'-hexamethylenebis-
N, N'-diacetylhexamethylenediamine
N,N'-1,6-hexanediylbisacetamide
N,N'-hexamethylenebisacetamide