NCI Drug Dictionary
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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand names: Demasorb
Abbreviation: DMSO Code name: SQ-9453 Chemical structure: Sulfinylbismethane