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.

methylphenidate hydrochloride
The hydrochloride salt of the synthetic central nervous system stimulant methylphenidate. Methylphenidate appears to activate the brain stem arousal system and cortex to produce its stimulant effect and, in some clinical settings, may improve cognitive function. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:d-methylphenidate
ritalin hydrochloride
US brand names:Concerta
Ritalin
Chemical structures:alpha-phenyl-2-piperidineacetic acid methyl ester
alpha-phenyl-2-piperidineacetic acid methyl ester hydrochloride