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.

pimonidazole hydrochloride
A substituted nitroimidazole salt. Hypoxic cells bioreductively activate and bind pimonidazole. This agent may be used as a hypoxia marker for detecting oxygen gradients in living tissues. Pimonidazole also exhibits radiosensitizing properties. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)