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.

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oral moisturizing jelly
An edible, gel-based formulation containing an artificial saliva substitute, composed of water, electrolytes and buffering agents, with potential anti-xerostomia and protective activities. Upon application of the oral moisturizing jelly (OMJ), the natural electrolyte and pH balance of human saliva is restored, which increases moisture of mucosal tissues of the mouth, tongue and oropharynx. This relieves dryness, enhances lubrication, and increases salivary flow. OMJ makes it easier to chew, swallow and talk, and also prevents xerostomia-induced infections, as well as tooth decay. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:gel-based artificial saliva
Abbreviation:OMJ