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.

beta-glucan/alginate/hyaluronic acid/squalene/avocado oil-containing emulsion
A topical emulsion containing beta-glucan (5%), alginate, hyaluronic acid, squalene and avocado oil, with cutaneous protective activity. Upon topical application of beta-glucan/alginate/hyaluronic acid/squalene/avocado oil-containing emulsion, the naturally-occurring polysaccharide beta-glucan acts as an immunomodulator by activating the innate immune response, in particular through the activation of macrophages and migration of neutrophils. Alginate acts as a moisturizer and supports skin healing. Hyaluronic acid, squalene and avocado oil provide barrier protection, help maintain skin integrity and are natural emollients and moisturizers. This emulsion may accelerate wound healing and may prevent radiation-induced dermatitis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Foreign brand name:Neoviderm