fenretinide

(fen-REH-tih-nide)

A substance being studied in the treatment and prevention of some types of cancer. Fenretinide may cause ceramide (a wax-like substance) to build up in tumor cells and kill them. It is a type of retinoid, which are substances related to vitamin A.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "fenretinide"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "fenretinida"

Medicamento en estudio para la prevención del cáncer. La fenretinida puede hacer que la ceramida (una sustancia similar a la cera) se acumule en las células tumorales y las destruya. Es un tipo de retinoide, que es una sustancia relacionada con la vitamina A.