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.

smoked plum
The fruit of the Prunus mume tree that is used as a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) called Wu Mei, which may be used to promote hydration and improve bowel function. Although the exact mechanism(s) of action through which this TCM exerts its effect has yet to be fully elucidated, upon oral administration, this TCM may reduce dehydration and improve peristalsis in the bowel. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:black plum
Chinese plum
Japanese apricot
mume fruit
Wu Mei