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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

talc  Patient Information
Finely-powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. When administered into the pleural space, talc initiates an inflammatory reaction, resulting in adhesion of the visceral pleura to the parietal pleura and fibrosis, thereby effectively closing the pleural space and preventing further accumulation of fluid. This agent exhibits no intrinsic antineoplastic activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names:Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol
Sterile Talc Powder
Steritalc