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.

An intermediate-acting, first-generation sulfonylurea with hypoglycemic activity. Acetohexamide is metabolized in the liver to its active metabolite hydroxyhexamide. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Dymelor
Foreign brand name:Dimelin
Chemical structure:
  • 1-(p-acetylbenzenesulfonyl)-3-cyclohexylurea
  • 3-cyclohexyl-1-(p-acetylphenylsulfonyl)urea
  • 4-acetyl-N-((cyclohexylamino)carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide
  • N-(p-acetylbenzenesulfonyl)-N'-cyclohexylurea
  • N-(p-acetylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-cyclohexylurea