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View in Spanish: ácido nordihidroguaiarético tretra-O-metilo

Tetra-O-methyl nordihydroguaiaretic acid (TEH-truh-OH-MEH-thul NOR-dy-HY-droh-GWY-uh-reh-tik A-sid)
A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It blocks proteins needed for cancer growth. It is a type of transcriptional inhibitor. Also called EM-1421 and tetra-O-methyl NDGA.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.