NG-monomethyl-L-arginine

Definition / meaning of NG-monomethyl-L-arginine

An amino acid derivative with potential antineoplastic activity. NG-monomethyl-L-arginine inhibits the enzyme nitric oxide synthase, resulting in a diminution of nitrous oxide production. This agent may inhibit tumor angiogenesis.

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

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