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.

nimustine
A nitrosourea with antineoplastic activity. Nimustine alkylates and crosslinks DNA, thereby causing DNA fragmentation, inhibition of protein synthesis, and cell death. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Nimustine Hydrochloride
pimustine hydrochloride
US brand name:ACNU 50
Foreign brand name:Nidran
Abbreviation:ACNU
Chemical structure:N'-[4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)methyl]-N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosourea