NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,846 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A chemical substance that contains aluminum sulfate and a second chemical, usually potassium sulfate. It is used to shrink tissues, to stop bleeding, and to boost the immune response to a vaccine.