NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,791 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- potassium hydroxide
- listen (puh-TA-see-um hy-DROK-side)
- A toxic and highly corrosive chemical used to make soap, in bleaching, and as a paint remover. It is used in small amounts as a food additive and in the preparation of some drugs.