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.

methoxsalen
A naturally occurring substance isolated from the seeds of the plant Ammi majus with photoactivating properties. As a member of the family of compounds known as psoralens or furocoumarins, methoxsalen's exact mechanism of action is unknown; upon photoactivation, methoxsalen has been observed to bind covalently to and crosslink DNA. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:8-methoxypsoralen
Methoxypsoralen
US brand names:Ammoidin
Oxsoralen
Oxsoralen-Ultra
Uvadex
Xanthotoxin
Foreign brand names:Deltasoralen
Dermox
Geralen
Geroxalen
Meladinina
Meladinine
Metoxaleno
Mopsoralen
Puvasoralen
Ultramop
Abbreviation:8-MOP
Chemical structure:9-Methoxy-7H-furo[3,2-g][1]benzopyran-7-one