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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dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane
Tissue derived from portions of the placenta donated by the patient during a C-section, with potential regenerative activity. Upon placement of the tissue around or on the affected area, dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHCAM), which contains regenerative cytokines, promotes wound angiogenesis and may help heal the wound, restore tissue function and reduce risk of inflammation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:AmnioFix
Abbreviation:dHACM