NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,791 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

skin stimulation
(skin STIM-yoo-LAY-shun)
The process of applying pressure, friction, temperature change, or chemical substances to the skin to lessen or block a feeling of pain.