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Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant (Code C99171)

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Preferred Name: Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

Definition: An intravitreal implant containing the corticosteroid dexamethasone embedded in a biodegradable polymer matrix, with anti-inflammatory and macular edema relieving activity. Upon insertion into the vitreous cavity, dexamethasone intravitreal implant is dissolved slowly and dexamethasone is released over an extended period of time. Dexamethasone inhibits inflammation thereby preventing leakage from the capillaries and a reduction of retinal edema. This may ultimately prevent vision impairment.

Label: Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

NCI Thesaurus Code: C99171 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C2702456  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 717609
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 717609 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C2702456

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C99171
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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