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Injectable Astragalus membranaceus Polysaccharide (Code C103822)

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Preferred Name: Injectable Astragalus membranaceus Polysaccharide

Definition: An injectable form of a polysaccharide isolated from the radix of Astragalus membranaceus (PG2), used in traditional Chinese medicine, with potential hematopoiesis inducing and immunomodulating activities. Upon injection, APS may be able to relieve certain chemotherapy-induced side effects, including myelosuppression, fatigue, mucositis, pain, nausea and vomiting, as well as loss of appetite and body weight. Also, APS may exert immunostimulatory activities by stimulating B-lymphocytes, activating T-lymphocytes, inducing cytokine production, and activating macrophages and natural killer cells through as of yet unidentified mechanism(s). APS may improve compliance of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy.

Label: Injectable Astragalus membranaceus Polysaccharide

NCI Thesaurus Code: C103822 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL438305  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Injectable APS
Injectable Astragalus membranaceus Polysaccharide
Injectable PG2

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 742587
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 742587 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C103822
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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