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.

pyridoxine hydrochloride
The hydrochloride salt of pyridoxine, a water-soluble B vitamin. Pyridoxine is converted in the liver into the metabolically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P), an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in amino acid metabolism, including transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. P5P is required for glycogenolysis and the synthesis of sphingolipids and is essential to red blood cell, nervous system, and immune system functions. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:vitamin B6
vitamin B6 hydrochloride
US brand names:Beesix
Hexa-Betalin
Abbreviation:VIT-B6
Chemical structure:5-hydroxy-6-methyl-3,4-pyridinedimethanol hydrochloride