gadopentetate dimeglumine

Definition / meaning of gadopentetate dimeglumine

A gadolinium complex of diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid with ionic paramagnetic properties. Gadopentetate dimeglumine may provide contrast enhancement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of intracranial lesions with abnormal vascularity or of abnormalities in the blood-brain barrier (BBB).

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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