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.
- omega-3-acid ethyl esters
An ethyl ester form of omega-3 fatty acid derived from fish oil, with activity in decreasing serum triglyceride levels. Although its mechanism of action isn't known, omega-3-acid ethyl esters may work by decreasing the amount of triglycerides and other fats made in the liver. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name: Lovaza