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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Mai Dong
The root of the perennial herbaceous plant Ophiopogon belonging to the Liliaceae family. Mai Dong is believed to tonify yin. This traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may replenish fluids, moisten the intestines and thereby help relieve constipation. It may also have antipyretic and antitussive effects; it may be used as an expectorant and may moisten the lungs, throat and nose. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Mai Men Dong
Maidong
ophiopogon
Radix Ophiopogonis