Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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niacinamide
A vitamin being studied to increase the effect of radiation therapy on tumor cells. Also called nicotinamide
nicotinamide
A vitamin being studied to increase the effect of radiation therapy on tumor cells. Also called niacinamide
NIH
National Institutes of Health. NIH, the focal point of biomedical research in the United States, conducts research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-Federal scientists More…
nilutamide
A drug that blocks the effects of male hormones in the body. It belongs to the family of drugs called antiandrogens
nimodipine
Belongs to a family of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It is being investigated for use with anticancer drugs to prevent or overcome drug resistance and improve response to More…
nipple
In anatomy, the small raised area in the center of the breast through which milk can flow to the outside
nipple discharge
Fluid coming from the nipple
NIR
near infrared
nitric acid
A toxic, corrosive, colorless liquid used to make fertilizers, dyes, explosives, and other chemicals
nitrocamptothecin
An alkaloid drug belonging to a class of anticancer agents called topoisomerase inhibitors
nitrosamine
Any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R2NNO or RNHNO, present in various foods and other products and found to be carcinogenic in laboratory animals.
nitrosourea
(nye-TRO-so-yoo-REE-ah) An anticancer drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Carmustine and lomustine are nitrosoureas
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