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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



HDAC inhibitor  listen  (...in-HIH-bih-ter)

  A substance that causes a chemical change that stops tumor cells from dividing. HDAC inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called histone deacetylase inhibitor.