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Silymarin (Code C26671)

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Preferred Name: Silymarin

Definition: A mixture of flavonolignans isolated from the milk thistle plant Silybum marianum. Silymarin may act as an antioxidant, protecting hepatic cells from chemotherapy-related free radical damage. This agent may also promote the growth of new hepatic cells. (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A substance obtained from milk thistle seeds that is being studied in the prevention of liver damage caused by certain cancer treatments.

Label: Silymarin

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26671 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0037135  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 65666-07-1 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 284684
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 284684 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0037135

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Nutritional supplement for liver damage induced by chemicals or toxins
code C26671
Legacy_Concept_Name Silymarin
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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