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.
- 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