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.

dimethyl sulfoxide
A polar organic solvent. DMSO is a free radical scavenger that has been used to treat extravasation damage caused by anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand names:Demasorb
Demeso
Domoso
Dromisol
Abbreviation:DMSO
Code name:SQ-9453
Chemical structure:Sulfinylbismethane