NCX 4016

Definition / meaning of NCX 4016

A substance being studied in the prevention of colorectal cancer. It is a form of aspirin that gives off nitric oxide gas and is less irritating to the lining of the stomach than plain aspirin. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Also called nitric oxide-releasing acetylsalicylic acid derivative.

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

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