riluzole

Definition / meaning of riluzole

A drug used to treat a nerve disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is also being studied in the treatment of melanoma (a type of skin cancer). Riluzole blocks the release of a substance that melanoma cells need to grow. It is a type of glutamate release inhibitor. Also called Rilutek.

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

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