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.

babaodan capsule
An orally available mixed powder of traditional Chinese medicine containing eight constituents including natural calculus bovis, snake gall, antelope horn, pearl, musk, radix notoginseng, and other as of yet not disclosed ingredients, with potential antifibrotic, immunomodulatory, and antineoplastic activities. Upon oral administration, babaodan may ameliorate substance-induced liver injury and fibrosis, and inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation and proliferation through toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor-kappa B and TLR4/extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathways. Babaodan may, through an as of yet not elucidated mechanism, enhance the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs and may inhibit the occurrence and development of certain tumor types. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:babao dan