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.
A synthetic agent derivative of pyrimido-pyrimidine, with antiplatelet properties. Dipyridamole inhibits adenosine uptake by platelets and endothelial cells, triggering an accumulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), and inhibiting the stimulation of platelet aggregation by agents such as platelet activating factor and collagen. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name: Persantine Abbreviation: DP Chemical structure: 2,2',2'',2''''-[(4,8-Dipiperidinopyrimido-[5,4-d]pyrimidine-2,6-diyl)dinitrilo]tetraethanol