NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,940 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A process that lowers the amount of acid in a solution. In medicine, an alkali, such as sodium bicarbonate, may be given to patients to lower high levels of acid in the blood or urine that can be caused by certain medicines or conditions.