rosiglitazone maleate

Definition / meaning of rosiglitazone maleate

A drug that helps control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood and is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Rosiglitazone maleate stops cells from growing and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It is a type of thiazolidinedione and a type of antiangiogenesis agent. Also called Avandia.

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

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