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.

fluorescein sodium injection
An injectable form of the sodium salt of the fluorophore fluorescein. Fluorescein responds to electromagnetic radiation between the wavelengths of 465-490 nm and fluoresces, emitting light at wavelengths of 520-530 nm that can be detected visually. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Fluorescite
Chemical structure:spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-[9H]xanthene]-3-one, 3'6'-dihydroxy,disodium salt