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Guarana Supplement (Code C101130)

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Preferred Name: Guarana Supplement

Definition: An herbal supplement containing an extract from guarana (Paullinia cupana), a climbing plant of the Sapindaceae family which is native to the Amazon basin, with stimulant, antioxidant and potential chemoprotective activities. Guarana supplement contains various phytochemicals, including caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, tannins, saponins, catechins, epicatechins, proanthocyanidols and other compounds in minor concentrations. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and may reduce chemotherapy-related fatigue. Tannins and other polyphenols may have chemopreventive activity. Intake of the guarana supplement may prevent cancer-related anorexia. In addition, animal studies have demonstrated that the ingestion of guarana resulted in decreased proliferation and increased apoptosis of tumor cells.

Label: Guarana Supplement

NCI Thesaurus Code: C101130 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL433981  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Guarana Supplement
Paullinia cupana Supplement

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 728275
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 728275 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C101130
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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