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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


National Institutes of Health  listen  (NA-shuh-nul IN-stih-TOOTS … helth)

  A federal agency in the U.S. that conducts biomedical research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helps in the training of research investigators; and fosters communication of medical information. Access the National Institutes of Health Web site at http://www.nih.gov. Also called NIH.