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.

An orally bioavailable bidentate ligand with iron chelating activity. Deferiprone binds to iron in a 3:1 (ligand:iron) molar ratio. By binding to iron, deferiprone is able to remove excess iron from the body. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Ferriprox
Code names:APO-066
Chemical structure:4(1H)-pyridinone, 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethyl-