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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poly IC
A synthetic polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid double-stranded RNA. Poly IC may stimulate the release of cytotoxic cytokines and, by inducing interferon-gamma production, may increase the number and tumoricidal activities of various immunohematopoietic cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:5'-inosinic Acid, homopolymer complex with 5'-cytidylic acid homopolymer
poly I:C
poly I-poly C
polyinosate-polycytidylate
polyinosinic acid-polycytidylic acid
polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid