NCI Drug Dictionary

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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 natural pyrrolizidine alkaloid with antineoplastic properties. Indicine-N-oxide alkylates and crosslinks DNA. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Chemical structure:
  • 2,3-dihydroxy-2-(1-methylethyl)butanoic Acid (2,3,5,7a-tetrahydro-1-hydroxy-1H-pyrrolizin-7-yl)methyl ester N-oxide
  • butanoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-2-(1-methylethyl)- (2,3,5, 7a-tetrahydro-1-hydroxy-1H-pyrrolizin-7-yl) methyl ester, N-oxide,(1R-(1.alpha.,7(2R*,3S*),7a.beta))-(9CI)