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Green Tea Extract (Code C2694)

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Preferred Name: Green Tea Extract

Definition: A defined, decaffeinated green tea polyphenol mixture isolated from Camellia sinensis, a plant native to Asia, with antiviral and antioxidant activities and potential chemopreventive activity. Green tea extract contains antioxidant compounds, including flavonoids, vitamins and polyphenols such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which may have antineoplastic properties. Consumption of green tea extract may confer chemopreventive protection against various cancers including those of the prostate, stomach, and esophagus.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A substance that is being studied in the prevention of cancer. It is made from decaffeinated green tea, and contains chemicals called catechins, which are antioxidants.

Display Name: Green Tea Extract

Label: Green Tea Extract

NCI Thesaurus Code: C2694 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1704263  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Green Tea Extract
green tea extract
Green Tea Polyphenols
Tea, Green, Polyphenols
Tea, Green Extract

External Source Codes: 
NSC Code 715699 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 42958
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 42958 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C1704263

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C2694
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Green_Tea_Extract
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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