|Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Sodium Hyaluronate Gel (Code C61593)|
|Terms & Properties|
Preferred Name: Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Sodium Hyaluronate Gel
Definition: An oral bioadherent gel containing polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and sodium hyaluronate with muco-protective activity. Upon oral application, this gel adheres to the mucosal surface of the mouth and throat, forming a thin layer that acts as a barrier to protect exposed and sensitized nerve endings from the painful stimuli associated with eating, drinking, and talking.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A gel used to lessen pain from mouth sores caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, oral surgery, braces, or disease. Gelclair is being studied in the treatment of pain caused by mouth sores in children receiving cancer treatment. It forms a thin layer over the surface of the mouth and throat to prevent irritation while eating, drinking, and talking.
Label: Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Sodium Hyaluronate Gel
NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1098961 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Sodium Hyaluronate Gel|
|polyvinylpyrrolidone-sodium hyaluronate gel|
External Source Codes:
|PDQ Closed Trial Search ID||491931|
|PDQ Open Trial Search ID||491931 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)|
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|Defined Fully by Roles: No|