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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Calculus bovis/Moschus/Olibanum/Myrrha capsule
An orally available traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-based capsule formulation containing Calculus bovis, the dried gallstones of cattle, Moschus, also referred to as deer musk, the resin Olibanum and the resin Myrrha, with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. Although the exact mechanisms of action through which the active ingredients in the Calculus bovis/Moschus/Olibanum/Myrrha capsule elicit their effects have yet to be fully elucidated, they may, upon intake, exert their antineoplastic activity through modulation of the immune system, inhibition of tumor cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:wangbang pharmaceutical Xihuang capsule
Xihuang capsule
Abbreviation:XHP