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.

dexamethasone
A synthetic adrenal corticosteroid with potent anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to binding to specific nuclear steroid receptors, dexamethasone also interferes with NF-kB activation and apoptotic pathways. This agent lacks the salt-retaining properties of other related adrenal hormones. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Desamethasone
Dexamethasonum
DXM
Hexadecadrol
Maxidex
Methylfluorprednisolone
Foreign brand names:Aacidexam
Adexone
Aknichthol Dexa
Alin
Alin Depot
Alin Oftalmico
Amplidermis
Anemul mono
Auricularum
Auxiloson
Baycuten
Baycuten N
Cortidexason
Cortisumman
Decacort
Decalix
Decameth
Dectancyl
Dekacort
Deltafluorene
Desameton
Dexacortal
Dexacortin
Dexafarma
Dexafluorene
Dexalocal
Dexa-Mamallet
Dexamecortin
Dexamonozon
Dexapos
Dexa-Rhinosan
Dexa-Scheroson
Dexa-sine
Dexinoral
Dexone
Dinormon
Fluorodelta
Fortecortin
Lokalison-F
Loverine
Millicorten
Mymethasone
Orgadrone
Spersadex
Visumetazone
Abbreviation:DM
Chemical structures:(11beta,16alpha)-9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoro-1,4-pregnadiene-11beta,17alpha,21-triol-3,20-dione
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoro-delta1-hydrocortisone
16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluoroprednisolone
1-dehydro-16alpha-methyl-9alpha-fluorohydrocortisone
9alpha-fluoro-11beta,17alpha,21-trihydroxy-16alpha-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione
9alpha-Fluoro-16alpha- methylprednisolone
Fluoro-9alpha Methyl-16alpha Prednisolone