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.

iodine I 123 ADAM
A radiopharmaceutical containing the serotonin transporter (SERT) ligand ADAM [2-((2-((dimethylamino)methyl)phenyl)thio)-5-iodophenylamine] labeled with the radioisotope iodine I 123, with SERT-binding and radioisotope activities. Upon administration, iodine I 123 ADAM selectively binds to SERT-expressing cells; subsequently, SERT-expressing tissues may be visualized using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). SERT is a monamine transporter protein found in the membranes of neurons and platelets; in neurons it transports the neurotransmitter serotonin from synaptic spaces into presynaptic neurons, terminating serotonin's function. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:I-123 ADAM
iodine-123-labeled 2-((2-((dimethylamino)methyl)phenyl)thio)-5-iodophenylamine