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.
- calcium citrate
The citrate salt of calcium. An element necessary for normal nerve, muscle, and cardiac function, calcium as the citrate salt helps to maintain calcium balance and prevent bone loss when taken orally. This agent may also be chemopreventive for colon and other cancers. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Tricalcium Citrate US brand name: Citracal Foreign brand name: Acicontral Abbreviation: CALCIT Chemical structure: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic Acid, Calcium Salt (2:3)