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NCI Drug Dictionary


honey-containing mouthwash 
A mouthwash containing honey with potential antimucositis activity. Upon rinsing with this mouthwash, honey modulates the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines which may kill bacteria thus potentially preventing inflammation of the mucosal membranes and may decrease chemotherapy- and/or radiation-induced oral mucositis. In addition, honey may have a protective and healing effect on the oral mucosa. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:honey mouthwash