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.
- fludeoxyglucose F 18
A positron-emitting radiopharmaceutical containing radioactive 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose. With similar cell uptake as glucose (high in tumor cells), fludeoxyglucose F 18 is not dephosphorylated and further metabolized. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: Fluorine-18 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-Glucose
fluorodeoxyglucose F 18
Chemical structures: 2-F18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose