NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

iobenguane I 131
An I 131 radioiodinated synthetic analogue of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Iobenguane localizes to adrenergic tissue and, in radioiodinated forms, may be used to image or eradicate tumor cells that take up and metabolize norepinephrine. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:I 131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine
Iodine I 131 Metaiodobenzylguanidine
Abbreviation:131 I-MIBG