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.

desvenlafaxine succinate
The succinate salt form of desvenlafaxine, a synthetic phenethylamine bicyclic derivative with antidepressant activity. Desvenlafaxine is a selective reuptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine due to its high binding affinities to the pre-synaptic serotonin and norepinephrine transporters. By blocking both transporters, this agent prolongs neurotransmitter activities of both serotonin and norepinephrine, thereby alleviating depressive state. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Pristiq
Chemical structure:butanedioic acid compound with 4-(2-(dimethylamino)-1-(1-hydroxycyclohexyl)ethyl)phenol (1:1), monohydrate