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A drug put on the skin to treat growths caused by sun exposure. A form of nordihydroguaiaretic acid that is taken by mouth is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer. Nordihydroguaiaretic acid is an antioxidant, and it may block certain enzymes needed for tumor growth. Also called nordihydroguaiaretic acid, NDGA, and masoprocol.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • Masoprocol — Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 [(2R,3S) 4 (3,4 dihydroxyphenyl) 2,3 dimethylbutyl]benzene 1,2 diol Clinical data AHFS/Drugs.com …   Wikipedia

  • masoprocol — A drug put on the skin to treat growths caused by sun exposure. A form of nordihydroguaiaretic acid that is taken by mouth is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer. Nordihydroguaiaretic acid is an antioxidant, and it may block certain …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • NDGA — Nordihydroguaiaretic acid. A drug put on the skin to treat growths caused by sun exposure. A form of NDGA that is taken by mouth is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer. NDGA is an antioxidant, and it may block certain enzymes needed …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • nordihydroguaiaretic acid — NDGA. A drug put on the skin to treat growths caused by sun exposure. A form of NDGA that is taken by mouth is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer. NDGA is an antioxidant and it may block certain enzymes needed for tumor growth.… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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