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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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)