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.

ranimustine
A chloroethylnitrosourea derivative that inhibits proliferation and growth of tumor cells by alkylation and cross-linkage of DNA strands of tumor cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Ranomustine
Foreign brand names:Cymer
Cymerin
Abbreviation:MCNU
Chemical structures:alpha-D-glucopyranoside, methyl 6-((((2-chloroethyl)nitrosoamino)carbonyl)amino)-6-deoxy-
methyl 6-((((2-chloroethyl)nitrosoamino)carbonyl) amino)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside
methyl 6-(3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoiureido)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside
methyl 6-(3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitrosoureido)-6-deoxy-alpha-D-glucopyranoside