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.

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acetohexamide
An intermediate-acting, first-generation sulfonylurea with hypoglycemic activity. Acetohexamide is metabolized in the liver to its active metabolite hydroxyhexamide. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Cyclamide
US brand name:Dymelor
Foreign brand name:Dimelin
Chemical structure:
  • 1-(p-acetylbenzenesulfonyl)-3-cyclohexylurea
  • 3-cyclohexyl-1-(p-acetylphenylsulfonyl)urea
  • 4-acetyl-N-((cyclohexylamino)carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide
  • N-(p-acetylbenzenesulfonyl)-N'-cyclohexylurea
  • N-(p-acetylphenylsulfonyl)-N'-cyclohexylurea