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Marijuana (Code C26659)

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Preferred Name: Marijuana

Definition: Any part of, or extract from, the female hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Marijuana contains cannabinoids, substances with hallucinogenic, psychoactive, and addictive properties. This agent has potential use for treating cancer pain and cachexia. (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: The dried leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant, or an extract from the plant. Marijuana is being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or opiate drugs, such as morphine sulfate. Marijuana is also being studied in the treatment of pain.

Label: Marijuana

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26659 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0024808  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
NSC Code 134452 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 269131
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 269131 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0024808

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C26659
Legacy_Concept_Name Marijuana
Semantic_Type Plant

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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