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NCI Drug Dictionary


eflornithine hydrochloride ointment 
An ointment formulation of the hydrochloride salt of an ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) inhibitor with hair-growth inhibitory and potential chemopreventive activities. When administered topically, eflornithine irreversibly inhibits skin ODC activity, thereby inhibiting the synthesis of polyamines; inhibition of polyamine synthesis may result in diminished hair growth and epidermal cell turnover. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:DL-alpha-difluoromethylornitine hydrochloride ointment