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.

Salvia hispanica seed
The edible seed of the flowering plant Salvia hispanica (chia) used as a nutritional supplement, with potential immunomodulating activity. Upon ingestion, chia seed supplies essential fatty acids, including alpha linolenic acid (an omega-3) and linoleic acid (an omega-6), B vitamins, especially niacin (B3) and thiamine (B1), and several minerals, including calcium, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron; it also contains high levels of antioxidants and dietary soluble fiber. When used as a dietary supplement, this agent may improve a patient's nutrient intake and may balance their intestinal microbiome. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

chia seed
SH seed