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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amino acid/electrolyte mixture-based dietary supplement
A nutritional supplement containing a proprietary mix of amino acids and electrolytes, with potential rehydrating and gastrointestinal (GI) supportive activities. Upon oral administration of the amino acid-electrolyte dietary supplement, the electrolytes are transported by amino acid-coupled transporters across the intestinal epithelial barriers. This helps rehydrate the intestinal epithelial cells, helps restore normal bowel function, prevents fluid loss and improves symptoms of diarrhea. In addition, the supplement helps restore the size and functioning of the damaged villi and facilitates the restoration of the intestinal cells, thereby helping to restore and increase nutrient absorption, restoring normal bowel function and supporting healthy immune function. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:amino acid/electrolyte-coupled transport supplement
proprietary amino acid mixture
US brand name:Enterade