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Nicotine Gum (Code C15663)

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Preferred Name: Nicotine Gum

Definition: A chewing gum containing nicotine used as a substitute for the active ingredient in tobacco. Nicotine chewing gum reduces the withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking cessation.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A chewing gum that contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine gum.

Label: Nicotine Gum

NCI Thesaurus Code: C15663 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0068722  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Nicotine Gum
nicotine gum
Nicotine Polacrilex

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 96055-45-7 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
UMLS CUI C0068722

Other Properties:
Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C15663
Legacy_Concept_Name Nicotine_Gum
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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