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N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-1h-imidazole. A nitroimidazole that sensitises hypoxic tumour cells that are normally resistant to radiation therapy.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent, radiation-sensitizing agents.

Chemical name: 1H-Imidazole-1-acetamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-

(12 Dec 1998)

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