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.

dornase alfa inhalation solution
A highly purified solution of recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I (rhDNAse) with selective DNA cleaving activity. Administrated through inhalation of the nebulized solution, dornase alpha catalyzes DNA degradation in viscous airway secretions, which may render airway secretions less viscous, thus promoting the clearing of airway mucous plugging and improvement in pulmonary function. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I inhalation solution
US brand name:Pulmozyme
Foreign brand name:Pulmozyme
Abbreviation:rhDNase inhalation solution