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.
- nicotine patch
A transepidermal patch designed to deliver nicotine, the addictive substance contained in cigarettes, directly through the skin and into the blood stream. Used for cessation of smoking. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: nicotine skin patch
nicotine transdermal patch
nicotine transdermal system patch
US brand name: NicoDerm CQ