NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- sesquiterpene lactone
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- A substance found in some plants. Sesquiterpene lactones may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Plants containing sesquiterpene lactones have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems.