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Bisacodyl (Code C28870)

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Preferred Name: Bisacodyl

Definition: A synthetic pyridinylmethylene-diacetate ester derivative stimulant laxative, Bisacodyl acts with a parasympathetic effect directly on mucosal sensory nerves, increasing peristaltic contractions. It is used for occasional constipation, in pre- and postoperative treatment, and in conditions that require facilitation of defecation. (NCI04)

Label: Bisacodyl

NCI Thesaurus Code: C28870 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0005632  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 603-50-9 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code 10X0709Y6I
UMLS CUI C0005632

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula C22H19NO4
code C28870
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Bisacodyl
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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