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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fructooligosaccharide supplement
A supplement containing oligosaccharide fructans, with gastrointestinal (GI) protective and immumopotentiating activities. Upon oral administration of the supplement, the oligosaccharides stimulate the growth of certain GI bacteria and activate the immune system. This improves the intestinal microflora, strengthens the immune system and increases the protective function of the GI barrier. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:FOS supplement
fructo-oligosaccharide supplement
fructo-oligosaccharides supplement
oligofructan supplement
oligofructose supplement